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1948: Creation and Catastrophe

Seventy years since 700,000 Palestinians were displaced by Israel, 1948 digs through the archives and interviews of those who lived through it to tell the story of one of the most controversial moments in recent history. With riveting and moving personal recollections, this documentary presents a last opportunity for both Palestinians and Israelis who lived through the events of that year to narrate the expulsion of a people and a nation.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Fri, Sep 28 11:00 AM
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Bisbee '17

Bisbee ’17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border.
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Black 47

One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine.
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Fri, Oct 12 12:00 AM
Sat, Oct 13 12:00 AM
Sun, Oct 14 12:00 AM
Mon, Oct 15 12:00 AM
Tue, Oct 16 12:00 AM
Wed, Oct 17 12:00 AM
Thu, Oct 18 12:00 AM
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The Bookshop

Winner of Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay at the 32nd Goya Awards! England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.
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Mon, Sep 24 4:00 PM
Tue, Sep 25 4:00 PM
Wed, Sep 26 4:00 PM
Thu, Sep 27 4:00 PM
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

A couple of legendary outlaws at the turn of the century take it on the lam with a beautiful, willing ex-school teacher who becomes a sort of mutual mistress.
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Tue, Oct 9 7:00 PM
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Capernaum

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum tells the story of Zain (Zain al Raffea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Made with a cast of non-professional actors, this modern-day masterpiece has an expansive palette that is presented with emotional intensity, unexpected tenderness, and poetic imagery.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Thu, Sep 27 7:00 PM
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Capri: Detroit

From the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67.
PART OF FIRST THURSDAY FILMS @ THE CAPRI

Thu, Dec 6 7:00 PM
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Capri: Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind

A documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson (1919—2012). The film captures how three African-Americans from the hip-hop generation embraced a 19th-century genre and took it to new heights, winning a Grammy in 2010.
PART OF FIRST THURSDAY FILMS @ THE CAPRI

Thu, Nov 1 7:00 PM
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Capri: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.
PART OF FIRST THURSDAY FILMS @ THE CAPRI

Thu, Feb 7, 2019 7:00 PM
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Capri: Through the Banks of the Red Cedar

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, a play on the Michigan State University fight song, follows the 50 year legacy of the filmmaker’s father, legendary Vikings wide-receiver Gene Washington.
PART OF FIRST THURSDAY FILMS @ THE CAPRI

Thu, Oct 4 7:00 PM
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A Certain Nasser

Recounting his fascinating tale of unprecedented success, struggle, and disappointment, George Nasser, the first Lebanese filmmaker to screen his work at Cannes, fondly relays his journey in cinema with candor, humor, and grace. A Certain Nasser presents the compelling journey of a man who crafted films in the absence of a film industry, and whose childlike enthusiasm for his greatest love, cinema, gleams in his eyes even at ninety years of age.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Sat, Sep 29 1:50 PM
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Crime + Punishment

Crime + Punishment chronicles the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.
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Mon, Sep 24 1:20 PM9:45 PM
Wed, Sep 26 7:20 PM9:45 PM
Thu, Sep 27 1:20 PM10:00 PM
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The Domestics

Minnesota-based writer/director Mike P. Nelson in attendance for Q&A! All Tickets $5! In a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions, Nina (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Tyler Hoechlin) race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety.
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Tue, Oct 2 7:00 PM
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Expanding Cinema in Diaspora: Local Short Films

In this segment, we showcase films by and about Arab American artists and filmmakers who use cinema to tell their unique stories and to expand definitions of what it means to be visible while living in diaspora.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Sun, Sep 30 12:30 PM
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Foreign Body

After informing on her Islamist brother, Samia (Sarra Hannachi) seeks refuge by illegally immigrating to France just after Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution. With no friends, no family, and no papers, Samia adapts to life in a foreign land in this timely narrative. Screening with Bonbone.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Sat, Sep 29 9:40 PM
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Kiss Me Not (Balash Tbousny)

When a famous Egyptian actress refuses to participate in a kissing scene, a crew member begins filming a documentary on the history of kissing in Egyptian cinema. While it temporarily distracts the filmmakers from the problem at hand, the situation becomes more complicated than they could have imagined in this comedic mockumentary.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Sat, Sep 29 7:30 PM
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Looking for Oum Kulthum

Mitra (Neda Rahmanian) is an ambitious artist in her forties who embarks on her dream project of making a film about the Egyptian singer and diva Oum Kulthum. Drawing parallels between her work and the struggles of the legendary songstress, this beautifully lensed film explores the sacrifices made by both women, Mitra and Oum Kulthum, whose successes must always contend with their male-dominated worlds.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Fri, Sep 28 7:30 PM
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My Favorite Fabric

Set in Damascus in the spring of 2011, amidst the rumblings of revolution, Nahla (Manal Issa) focuses on emigration and her arranged marriage to Syrian American Samir (Saad Lostan). But when Samir chooses her younger sister, Nahla grows closer to her new neighbor, who has just moved into her building and opened a brothel in the apartment upstairs. Screening with Rupture.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Fri, Sep 28 9:40 PM
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Naila and the Uprising

This engaging film revolves around the remarkable story of Naila Ayesh, an activist who has spent years building the infrastructure for women’s economic independence and self-sufficiency for all Palestinians under Israeli occupation. Intimate interviews and exclusive archival footage bring out of anonymity the courageous women who shook the Israeli occupation and put Palestinians on the map for the first time. Screening with And an Image Was Born.
PART OF TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Fri, Sep 28 1:15 PM
Sun, Sep 30 3:45 PM
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NTL: Allelujah!

Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss Alan Bennett's ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) in your local cinema.
PART OF STAGE ON SCREEN

Mon, Nov 5 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov 7 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov 17 1:00 PM
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