Filmmakers in person!
- 2011, Usama Alshaibi, USA, 78 min.
TEARS CANNOT RESTORE HER:
THEREFORE, I WEEP
2011, Jennifer Reeder, USA 10 min.
Muna is a young Muslim sex worker in the midst of a spiritual crisis. She is searching for her “jinn"--a demon, both good and evil, that resides in us all according to the Quran. Through this she hopes to reconcile her traditional Islamic upbringing, represented by her uneasy friendship with cab driver Ali, with her current, decadent Western lifestyle embodied by her fellow domme Mary. In this psychosexual horror story, Alshaibi combines his backgrounds in political documentary and transgressive cinema to tell an intensely personal story about the clash between Western and Middle Eastern cultures. Preceded by a new film by Jennifer Reeder. (Bryan Wendorf)
Directors Usama Alhaibi and Jennifer Reeder will be present for audience discussion at the Friday screening. Alshaibi will also appear at the Wednesday screening.