Cinema Without Borders is giving away 5 pairs of passes to a see IT’S BETTER TO JUMP! The screening will take place on Tuesday, October 1st at the Harmony Gold Theatre on Sunset Blvd. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information, and the first five lucky readers will get the opportunity to see IT’S BETTER TO JUMP for free!
IT’S BETTER TO JUMP (2013) (Los Angeles premiere), a new documentary about the ancient walled city of Akka (aka Acre) in northern Israel, inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews and Baha’i. Akka’s history goes all the way back to rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs, but as the city undergoes harsh economic pressures and vast social change, the present-day situation is causing Arab families to leave the places where they have grown roots for dozens of generations and shaped a rich culture for over a thousand years. This film focuses on the aspirations and concerns of the Palestinian inhabitants who call the Old City home. Followed by Q&As with filmmakers Patrick Stewart, Gina M. Angelone, Mouna Stewart.
This screening is part of a Celebration of Palestinian Culture, an enlightening cultural festival that shares stories of the Holy Land and celebrates Palestinian creativity. a Celebration of Palestinian Culture is presented by Bright Stars of Bethlehem and the Levantine Cultural Center, with support from the California Charitable Foundation, Royal Jordanian Airlines, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM. Reservations and tickets, 323.413.2001.
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