Sunday, March 22| 7:00 PM
Directed by Amin Dora
Lebanon | 2014 | 100 min. | Arabic with English subtitles
Preceded by a reception at 5:45 PM featuring Lebanese cuisine in the theater's second floor lobby; a separate admission of $15 is required. Film tickets must be purchased separately. Limited to 50 people, so reserve early to guarantee your place at the table. Purchase reception tickets here.
A good natured satire about bigotry and redemption that was this year’s Oscar entry from Lebanon for Best Foreign Film. When a teacher in a provincial Lebanese town is forced by his intolerant neighbors to either institutionalize his son with Down Syndrome or leave the neighborhood altogether, the teacher creates a campaign to convince them that his son is an angel who will grant wishes if they become better people. The screening is co-presented by American Friends of SESOBEL which helps improve the quality of life of and supports families of children with mental and physical disabilities in Lebanon.
Speakers: Mary Jo Iozzio, Professor of Moral Theology at Boston College who specializes in the intersections of disability studies and theological ethics