smARTfilms: Best of the Port Townsend Film Festival - "Welcome"
Curator Janette Force has put together a tastemaker cinematic sampler, each a crowd-pleasing feature in recent years at the annual Port Townsend Film Festival.
See your favorite movies as they are meant to be seen--on the big screen! Screenings are followed by a facilitated discussion.
!! NEW !!
smARTfilm series will now offer two times each day!
Matinee: 2:00 PM (Does not include facilitated discussion)
Evening: 7:00 PM
Lunch service: Begins at 10 AM
Dinner service: Begins at 5:30 PM (Reservations recommended: (206) 451-4011)
Directed by Philippe Lioret | PTFF 2009 | France | 105 min
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won't be as easy as he imagined... The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France. This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and minimalist style to create a great emotional impact.
Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40ANH4Pe14
Thank you to our generous 2019 film sponsors Coates Design Architects, ARW Engineers, and Clark Construction.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (View)
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|