In Between (Bar Bahar)

In Between (Bar Bahar)


October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM


Main Street Landing Black Box
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor


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In Between (Bar Bahar)
Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud
Israel/France | 2016 | Fiction | 96 min | Arabic/Hebrew w/English subtitles
Film source: Film Movement
Awards/premier festivals: Cannes – Women in Motion Young Talents Award Award; Haifa International Film Festival – Best Debut Feature
Sponsor: Burlington-Bethlehem-Arad Sister City Program

Also showing Friday, October 27 at 4:30PM

This film could easily be described as an engaging romantic comedy in which a shy small-town girl comes to the big city to live with two rebellious, outgoing, sophisticated roommates. But that would miss the point. These young women are Palestinians living in Tel Aviv, Israel. Sometimes they easily glide between the seemingly bohemian, cosmopolitan world of the city and the religions and traditions of their families and past. Other times the racism they encounter on the street, at work and in their relationships seems to seep into their views of themselves. But these women have each other to lean on, and they strive to grow past the restrictions and expectations in all of their worlds. The film resulted in the first Palestinian fatwa in almost 70 years. But death threats have not silenced the director and actresses. Instead, they have found a community of artists from around the world coming forward to support them. Show your support and come experience this groundbreaking film. ~JS

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