| 2013 | 98 min | | ,
Haifaa Al-Monsour

Friday December 06, 2013
Saturday December 07, 2013

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Haifaa Al-Monsour

Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf

WADJDA is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, it is the story of a spirited 10-year-old Saudi girl discovering the severe limitations placed on women in the name of custom, Islam and family honor. 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. Even more impressive, WADJDA is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer- director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film.

“The world of cinema is richer for the voice of Al Mansour; she speaks for the women of her country, and for people everywhere.”

Peter Keough The Boston Globe

“One of the best films of the year! Something close to a miracle.”

Oliver Lyttelton, Playlist

“Funny and touching. Discover what can make us happy, both as moviegoers and citizens of the world. Wadjda does the trick.”

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“It's a stunningly assured debut, a slyly subversive delight, and one of my favorite movies of the year so far.”

Dana Stevens, Slate


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