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Sunday
08
APR

Young French Cinema | Heaven Will Wait

18:30
22:00
The Cinematheque
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Young French Cinema 🇫🇷
HEAVEN WILL WAIT (LE CIEL ATTENDRA)

When 17-year-old Sonia is caught trying to leave France to join the jihad in Syria, her parents are forced to become her jailers. Meanwhile, Mélanie, a quiet, studious 15-year-old, makes a new friend on Facebook and is drawn into radical Islam. This alarming but necessary drama thoughtfully tackles a disturbing phenomenon in contemporary France: the radicalization of teenage girls by online predators.

Writer-director Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar ably parallels the two young women’s stories — one in the process of being radicalized, the other on the painful road to recovery — to reveal how jihadists prey on teenagers’ personal insecurities and general sense of injustice to indoctrinate and recruit them. Though it reaches the emotional heights of great drama, Heaven Will Wait has the granular detail of first-rate investigative journalism: its portrait of vulnerable young women and their helpless families is unforgettable.

Tickets: https://goo.gl/iyuaHd
Single Bill: Adult $12 | Student / Senior $10
Double Bill: Adult $18 | Student / Senior $16

$3 annual membership required for those 18+

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The Cinematheque presents Young French Cinema 2018, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy that spotlights a selection of today’s best new films and new filmmakers from France.

Also screening as part of Young French Cinema:

MONTPARNASSE BIENVENUE (PG) // https://goo.gl/jMWFQ8
Thursday, April 5 - 6:30pm
Friday, April 6 - 6:30pm
Montparnasse Bienvenue also screens in an exclusive first run April 27-29 & May 3.

WÙLU (14A) // https://goo.gl/VHDAEC
Thursday, April 5 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 7 - 6:30pm

PARIS PRESTIGE (LES DERNIERS PARISIENS) (PG) // https://goo.gl/cjYwJA
Friday, April 6 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 7 - 8:30pm

SPEAK UP (A VOIX HAUTE : LA FORCE DE LA PAROLE) (PG) // https://goo.gl/HCVo1d
Sunday, April 8 - 4:30pm
Saturday, April 14 - 4:30pm

HEAVEN WILL WAIT (LE CIEL ATTENDRA) // https://goo.gl/iyuaHd
Sunday, April 8 - 6:30pm
Saturday, April 14 - 8:15pm

DIAMOND ISLAND // https://goo.gl/HDNZnb
Sunday, April 8 - 8:30pm
Friday, April 13 - 8:15pm

BEFORE SUMMER ENDS (AVANT LA FIN DE L’ÉTÉ) // https://goo.gl/LaZjPW
Friday, April 13 - 6:30pm
Sunday, April 15 - 6:30pm

KISS ME! (EMBRASSE MOI!) // https://goo.gl/iUnCWT
Saturday, April 14 - 6:30pm
Sunday, April 15 - 8:15pm