Oct. 7 Amreeka 7:30 pm
96 minutes, USA, NR Cast: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallen, Alia Shawkat English & Arabic with English subtitles
In Amreeka, the narrative revolves around protagonist Muna, a Palestinian woma n who is granted a green card to the United States and leaves her West Bank home. She sets off with her teenaged son, Fadi, and lands in small-town Illinois with her sister’s family.The journey, arrival and settlement in a foreign land, is riddled with problems and complications. Yet, despite the grim circumstances she encounters, in the end, Muna’s infectious optimism triumphs over the many obstacles she faces.
Director Filmography Cherien Dabis is a writer, director and producer. She was born in Palestine. Her first film was entitled The D Word (2005). Tonight’s screening of Amreeka (2009), which is Arabic for America, is her most recent work and is based on Alia Malek’s book A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories.
CORRECTION: This movie is not based on a book by Alia Malek. We apologize for this mistake to Ms. Malek and her publishers.
Season subscription 5 films $40
individual ticket 1 film $9
Individual tickets are available during the week prior to the film at the Huronia Museum or are sold subjec to availability at the door of the Galaxy Theatre.