Halal Love (and Sex) + The Candle

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Sep 30, 2017 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Comedy
Romance
Release Year:2015
Runtime:94 mins
Country/Region:Lebanon
Germany
Language:English
Spanish
w/ English subtitles
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE48S9rWAnl
Cast/Crew
Director:Assad Fouladkar

Description

Visiting Director and Post-Show Q&A!

CONTENT WARNING: SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND IMAGES

Three individual romances become unexpectedly intertwined in this clever Lebanese comedy about love, sex, and tradition. Beginning with a brilliant scene in the classroom, where young girls to ask how babies are made, the film depicts and complicates the physical and emotional challenges that arise from even the most traditional relationships. While trying to balance religious beliefs and real desires, the protagonists move through a series of zany, heartbreaking, and heartwarming tales of modern-day romance.

Director Biography

Assad Fouladkar was born in Lebanon and studied filmmaking at Boston University. His thesis film Kyrie-Eleison (God Have Mercy) won 13 international awards and was a finalist at the Academy Award competition for Best Student Film. His first feature film When Maryam Spoke Out won multiple awards in the the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.


Screening with Short Film:

The Candle

Dir. Nasser Samara
2017 | United States | English, Spanish with English subtitles | 9 min | Minnesota Premiere

SYNOPSIS: While opening gifts at a birthday party, six friends argue over the dynamics of race and privilege. The Candle is a satirical look at racial politics in the United States.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY: Nasser Samara graduated from UCLA with a degree in anthropology and women's studies. As a queer Palestinian Mexican American, his multicultural upbringing informs his passion for stories that reflect the complexities of identity.


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