the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: October 21, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Regent Theater, Arlington
Street: 7 Medford Street
City/Town: Arlington, MA 02476
Website or Map: http://www.taskovskifilms.com…
Event Type: live, performance, movie, premier
Organized By: AIFF
Latest Activity: Oct 15, 2012
AIFF is generously donating 5 Festival Passes! to be raffled off to members of the audience at our next 2 slams (after Doyles)
"Grimm & Twisted"*
Sunday, October 21, 6:00PM
Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA
The Arlington International Film Festival presents...
AL HALQA – IN THE STORY TELLER’S CIRCLE (90 min)
Thomas Ladenburger, Director|Germany/Morocco |2010|EAST COAST PREMIERE
Brendyn Schneider, local Arlington, MA Storyteller will introduce the film with a story of his own.
Synopsis: On Djemaa el Fna Square in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, Abderahim El Magori tells stories that he has been collecting in his mind and heart since he was a child. Now that he is growing older, he is teaching his son, Zoheir the tricks of a dying trade. In the Halqa, the storyteller’s circle, the boy practices his skills and his father provide blunt criticism. Once Zoheir is ready for it, he and his father travel to Fez, the intellectual capital of Morocco, for the ultimate test on the large city square. The camera follows the pair on their journey which is interspersed with stories about ghosts, kings, shoemakers and animals.
However, Zoheir has to find his own style for a new generation of listeners who do not only want to hear about days long past but also get information about things like AIDS.
If you don't win?
Tickets are $11/Festival Passes $45. Tickets can be purchased at the Regent Theatre Box Office or on-line at: http://www.regenttheatre.com/details/arlington_international_film_festival_2012/
Mission Statement: To foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film — to nurture the next generation of filmmakers within our community.
April Ranck & Alberto Guzman
w/Thomas Ladenburger, Director