Oct 25. Marooned in Iraq

Marooned in Iraq – Kurdish Iran – 2002 – Drama/Comedy.  A rare glimpse into the culture of the Kurds.  “A sorrowful road comedy set in a place where hardship and humor are brothers in arms.”-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Even though the film’s tone grows ever more elegiac, it stubbornly remains a celebration of the Kurdish capacity to… Continue reading Oct 25. Marooned in Iraq

Story of the Weeping Camel, The

Story of the Weeping Camel – Mongolia/Germany – 2004 – Drama.     “A beautiful little film that hovers somewhere between eye-popping documentary and warm-hearted fable.”-Fresno Bee.   “A beautiful and delicate reminder of the myriad ways in which life is lived on this huge planet of ours.”-Miami Herald.   Springtime in the Gobi Desert.  A family of… Continue reading Story of the Weeping Camel, The

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club – Cuba – 1999 – Music Documentary.  “The music is incredible enough on its own–but the lives and the culture behind it, that’s what makes this documentary a must-see.”-Widgett Walls.  In 1996 famed musician Ry Cooder travelled to Havana, hoping to find some musicians who were legends in the 1950’s.  If they were… Continue reading Buena Vista Social Club

Gadjo Dilo

Gadjo Dilo – Roma/France/Romania – 1997 – Drama.  Director Tony Gatlif.  One of the best films about Roma (Gypsy) life in Eastern Europe today.  “Gatlif, of Algerian Roma heritage, is one of those rare, instinctive artists who seems wholly motivated by the desire to envelope viewers in his sense of intoxication with the world’s beauty… Continue reading Gadjo Dilo