2015, Amber Fares, Palestine/USA/Qatar, 83 min.
- Sat, Apr 23rd 8:00pm
- Thu, Apr 28th 8:15pm
"A bold little film with a lot of attitude … thrilling as a snapshot of social change." – Jeannie Kermode, Eye For Film
"A lively portrait of its trailblazing subjects … shattering stereotypes." – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
Speed equals freedom for the five women of a Palestinian all-female racing car team, the first-ever in the Middle East. With differing motivations and backgrounds, they hone public personas ranging from tomboy to girly-girl. Drivers Marah, Mona, Betty, and Noor and their manager Maysoon, kick the “just girls” stereotypes to the curb, overcoming limitations of politics and environment to reign as symbols of hope for a fun-starved following. Defying cultural bias, men--and especially their supportive dads – are the biggest fans of these taboo-breaking champions. DCP digital. (BS)
APRIL 23: Phillip Joa and Theo Krish, directors of EPICLY PALESTINE'D, will be present for audience discussion.
APRIL 28: Amber Fares, director of SPEED SISTERS, will be present for audience discussion.
EPICLY PALESTINE’D: THE BIRTH OF SKATEBOARDING IN THE WEST BANK
2015, Philip Joa and Theo Krish, UK, 26 min.
The guys who launched skateboarding on the West Bank tell all. In Arabic with English subtitles.