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Film "Wadjda" 2013-12-01 15:20:00
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WADJDA

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour   Saudi Arabia, 2012, 98 minutes; Arabic with subtitles; rated G

WINNER! MOST POPULAR FIRST FEATURE!  –Vancouver Film Festival

“A stunningly assured debut, a slyly subversive delight, and one of my favorite movies of the year!” --Slate

“Wadjda” is reportedly the first film to be made entirely within Saudi Arabia, and even more unexpectedly, it's a film by a first-time female filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour, in a country where women cannot drive or vote (the latter is set to change in 2015), and men and women have to be segregated in public. Most remarkably of all, it's one of the best films of the year.

The title refers to its central character, played by 12-year-old actress Waad Mohammed. Wadjda is rebellious; she makes mixtapes of forbidden music, wears battered Converse to her school, and, a born hustler, sells home-made football bracelets to classmates, all incurring the wrath of the headmistress. More than anything else, she wants a bike to race her friend Abdullah (Abdullrahman Al Gohani), but the price seems out of reach.

Wadjda is one of the most memorable on-screen protagonists in some time. Essentially fearless, smarter than everyone else around her, and conning her way around Riyadh, it's the showcase of a terrific performance by Mohammed; the young actress owns every second she's on screen.

There's enormous warmth and comedy, and a fine observational eye of a world that's pretty alien to Western audiences, which makes it consistently fascinating. The film doesn't sugarcoat the situation in Saudi Arabia -- far from it -- but by the end, it makes clear in that there are real hopes for progress and change. That it manages to do so in such a technically adept way (much of the production team are German), with such clarity of storytelling, and is able to do with humor, emotion and smarts, is something close to a miracle.  –indieWire

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Location Student Union
production
Times 15:20:00 to 17:00:00
19:00:00 to 20:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:40:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $3.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

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Film "Little Women" 2013-12-01 13:00:00
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LITTLE WOMEN

Director: Gillian Armstrong, USA/Canada, 1994, 117 min; rated G

Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, and Gabriel Byrne star in Gillian Armstrong’s 1994 version of the classic book. Partially filmed in Victoria.

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Location Student Union
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Times 13:00:00 to 15:00:00
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MATINEES all seats: $4.75


 

 

 

 

 

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