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Crossroads Global Film Series on Friday

October 9, 2008

*** Global Lens 2008 series continues this Friday, October 10th with FOOD!!! ***

At 6:30 see “The Fish Fall In Love.” 
Homemade Persian FOOD will be provided to go with this family-friendly film that is celebration of love, food, joy, and life on the Caspian Sea – Food inspired by individual scenes/dishes in the movie!

At 8:20 see “The Kite” 

Location: The Mississippi Museum of Art (Community Room)
380 South Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Admission: $3 for members (Crossroads or Museum)/$5 for non-members
Two different films are shown each night. Admission is for either or both films

Showtimes will be at 6:30 and 8:20 pm

Global Lens 2008 – A film series promoting cross-cultural understanding through the medium of cinema.

MORE ABOUT THIS WEEK”S FILMS

Oct. 10 – 6:30 pm – The Fish Fall In Love (Mahiha Ashegh Mishavand). A film by Ali Raffi. Persian, with subtitles in English Iran, 2006 (96 minutes)

Synopsis
Atieh’s singular passion is food, and her small but popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast is her pride and joy. But when Aziz, her former fiancé, appears after a twenty-year absence, the women believe he has intentions of closing the restaurant, so Atieh prepares his favorite dishes, one after the other, in a desperate effort to convince him otherwise. Loosely based on the Persian fable of Shahrazad and the Thousand Myths (A Thousand and One Nights), director Ali Raffi uses the language of food to paint a richly textured portrait of life and love on the northern coast of Iran.

Content suitable for all ages.

Oct. 10 – 8:20 pm – The Kite (Le Cerf-Volant)  A film by Randa Chahal Sabbag
Arabic, with subtitles in English. Lebanon, 2003 (80 minutes)

Synopsis
In director Randa Chahal Sabbag’s ‘fairytale for troubled times,’ sixteen-year old Lamia must cross a border checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. Neither she nor her betrothed are eager to consummate a marriage to a stranger—a matter further complicated by Lamia’s surprising admission that she is in love with the Israeli soldier guarding the border. Sabbag’s enchanting drama about marriage and tradition is underscored by delicate symbolism and artful references to politics of Lebanon’s territories that have been annexed.

Content advisory: One scene in which the character, Lamia, finds a discarded fetus may be disturbing to some.  

For further information about Global Lens or these films go to http://www.globalfilm.org

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