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August 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:05 pm


August 14, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:05 pm


AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505


South Bay Film Society

SOLD OUT.   Tickets for seating in the front 3 rows will be available at the door at 7:15 p.m.

Screening Wed. Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.

There will be an after-film discussion led by Jay Abdo and Fadia Afashe, activists in Syria who now live in the United States and are personal friends of Waad al-Kateab, director of For Sama.

Winner Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival 2019
Winner Best Documentary, South by Southwest 2019
Winner Audience Award, South by Southwest 2019

N.Y. Times Critics Pick
Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.   A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

“Five stars…There simply hasn’t been a film like it before.” – The Times

“One of the most important films you will ever see in your life.” – Film Threat

“Simple in concept and shattering in execution, blending hard-headed reportage with unguarded personal testimony, it’s you-are-there cinema of the most literal order.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

“Unselfconsciously, FOR SAMA prompts audience members to ask themselves: How long would you defy tyranny if your world was coming down around you?” – Teo Bugbee, N.Y. Times

Language: Arabic (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 35 min.