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GRANDMA, A THOUSAND TIMES

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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GRANDMA, A THOUSAND TIMES

DIRECTOR: Mahmoud Kaabour - LEBANON

Grandma, A Thousand Times is filmmaker Mahmoud Kaabour’s poetic cinematic tribute to his feisty, larger-than-life grandmother. Teta Kaabour is an 83-year-old family matriarch and sharp-witted queen bee of an old Beiruti quarter. In the apartment where she raised six children and 13 grandchildren, she now spends her days smoking Argileh and drinking endless cups of coffee, alone with memories of her beloved violinist husband (who’s been dead for 20 years). Bearing his grandfather’s name as well as his likeness, the filmmaker is clearly his grandmother’s favorite. This affection allows for an intimate portrait comprised of recollections, revelations of closely guarded...

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WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 6 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Lake Twin Cinema)
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DIRECTOR: Nadine Labaki - LEBANON

In a remote Lebanese village, Christians and Muslims have lived together all their lives, largely in peace despite occasional flare-ups precipitated by external forces. Although semi-isolated from the outside world, landmines nevertheless surround the countryside and intermittent television reception makes all aware of the religious conflicts that grip the country. To combat their edgy men from absorbing outside tension and localizing violence, the women are constantly inventive in creating distractions—everything from importing Ukrainian showgirls to baking hash cookies to keep everyone mellow. But when there is a death from crossfire outside the village, it is time for stronger measures. Labaki’s...

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