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October 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm
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Rated 98% on Rotten Tomatoes
“Wadjda is a winning and wonderfully moving tale of an endearing 10-year-old girl, living in a suburb of Riyadh, making her voice heard in a patriarchal society that seeks to silence her.” – Claudia Puig, USA Today
“A sharply observed, deceptively gentle film, reportedly the first feature ever directed by a Saudi woman. The movie presents the facts of its heroine’s life with calm authority and devastating effectiveness. With impressive agility, WADJDA finds room to maneuver between harsh realism and a more hopeful kind of storytelling. There is warmth as well as austerity in Wadjda’s world, kindness as well as cruelty, and the possibility, modestly sketched and ardently desired, of change.”
– A.O. Scott, New York Times
“It’s always fascinating to discover what can make us happy, both as moviegoers and citizens of the world. WADJDA does the trick…funny and touching in equal measure. ” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“A simple, solid, deeply affecting film, Wadjda is something rare: the work of a female Saudi filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour, and a feature from a country that has long outlawed cinemas.” – Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice
“There’s lots of crowd-pleasing triumph at the end of Wadjda’s gauntlet, but it’s the implied tragedy of her future that cuts like a knife to the heart. ” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
“This quiet film could become something of a cultural thunderclap. ” –Mark Jenkins, NPR
Language: Arabic (English subtitles)