Film Series : Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2016

Speed Sisters

2015, Amber Fares, Palestine/USA/Qatar, 83 min.

Show Times

  • 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.

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