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Wajib | Opening Night, 17th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Fest!

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Please join us for the opening night of our 17th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival with the screening of WAJIB!

Tickets and Showtimes: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/wajib

"Built foursquare around the charm and skill of co-leads Mohammad and Saleh Bakri…accessible and genial glimpse into a complex and sometimes fraught area of the Middle East." - Neil Young, Variety

In this poignant comedy, Jacir, Palestine’s foremost female filmmaker, scores a coup with the casting of the real-life father and son Mohammad Bakri and Saleh Bakri. Prodigal son Shadi, a hip, worldly, and wary architect living in Italy returns home to Nazareth for his sister’s wedding and is drawn into an obligatory ritual—accompanying his old-school dad on a meandering journey around town to hand-deliver the invitations. Preceded by FIVE BOYS AND A WHEEL (19 min.). Both in Arabic with English
subtitles.