From the creators of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes a new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
A Q&A will follow the screening, with director Nora Twomey, composers Mychael & Jeff Danna and Executive Producer Anthony Leo, moderated by Jamie Bolio
Wednesday, November 15
Screening: 7 – 8:30 pm
with filmmaker Q & A to follow
Laemmle’s NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Reservations will be taken up to noon on November 15 or until this event is sold out. Information on how to RSVP will be sent to members of ASIFA via email.
ASIFA members will be asked to present their membership cards at the door. We advise you to arrive early as seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. An RSVP does not guarantee seating.