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Rana's Wedding

(86 mins) Shot on location in East Jerusalem and Ramallah, Palestinian director Abu-Assad offers a romantic and compelling portrait of love under occupation and everyday life turned upside down. When Rana is faced with an ultimatum – choose a husband from a list of eligible, respectable men or leave for Egypt – she goes searching for a lover of her own choosing. Moving across checkpoints to the West Bank, finding a wedding dress in a war zone, and settling family differences all in just ten hours, Rana finds that in Jerusalem, love has many roadblocks. Roger Ebert gives it a thumbs-up, “[Rana’s Wedding] gives a more complete visual picture…than we ever see on the news.”

In Arabic with English subtitles.