Independent Film Night at Lowell’s Pollard Library: “Jaffa”

Jaffa (2009)
Thursday, October 14 @ 6:30PM
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack Street, Lowell
Free admission

Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell continues its independent film night this Thursday with Jaffa, an emotional drama set in the Arabic-Jewish seaside city for which the film is named. For Mali and Toufik, life in Jaffa has been made oppressive by their forbidden love of one another and their two families, whose traditions and complicated relationships are destined to tear everyone apart. Directed by Keren Yedaya, Jaffa was given a special screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival (not in competition).

We highly recommend Pollard Library’s monthly indie film series, especially because of their licensing partnership with Film Movement. For lovers of foreign film, Film Movement is your ideal as it features a membership component for both individuals and institutions that allows you to enjoy a different award-winning independent and foreign film every month for a reasonable fee. These are incredible, acclaimed films that for the most part rarely make it past film festivals and into the theaters due to their smaller budgets and foreign flare. For those that do make it to wide release, a membership with Film Movement allows you to preview (and own) the film before its theatrical release. What a great concept.

Not ready to plunge into an individual Film Movement membership? Just keep up with Pollard Library’s event calendar. Their monthly indie film night will showcase all these great movies, plus you’ll get to spend an evening with other hard core filmies. Always a plus!

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