Thu 6/23 Happy Hr + Screening “Of Gods and Men”

Published On June 19, 2011 | By John Hanshaw | Uncategorized
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OF GODS AND MEN

Director: Xavier Beauvois

Year: 2010

Country: France

Language: French, Arabic

Runtime: 122min

Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale and Olivier Rabourdin


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Synopsis:
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When an Islamic fundamentalist group arrives, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay…come what may.

Awards:
Grand Prix at 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Lumière Award and César Award for Best Film in France



THURSDAY JUNE 23

HAPPY HOUR: 5:00 – 7:00PM
**FREE appetizers and BUY ONE / GET ONE FREE drinks!
SPORTS CLUB/LA- Washington, 1170 22nd at “M” Street, NW, WDC
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FILM SCREENING TIME: 7:15PM
SCREENING LOCATION: WEST END CINEMA, 2301 M Street NW, WDC

MEET AUTHOR JOHN KISER: Post-Screening Q&A



The Monks of Tibhirine by John Kiser is the true story of Christians serving a Muslim flock during the political nightmare that unfolds in Algeria during the 1990s. This real life drama tells us of sacrificial love-of Christians who put their lives at risk for their Muslim friends, and Muslims who risk death for Christians.

“It was like our Bible,” said Xavier Beauvois, producer of the film Of Gods and Men from Sony Classics.

“Couldn’t be more timely. A fascinating tale of Trappist monks swept up in a story of militant Islam.”
Leslie Cockburn, Producer, 60 Minutes


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