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Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

  • State Theatre 233 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 United States (map)

Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

Dir. Susan Youssef / 2019 / Lebanon, Canada, Netherlands, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United States / 84 min. / R

Marjoun, clad in all black, with dark eyes and dark hair, is 17 years old and an outsider in her home of Little Rock, Arkansas. Her father Aabid is from Lebanon, and in county jail awaiting trial for his alleged connections to Hezbollah. As she deals with the tensions in her high school and the attempts to get her father out of jail, she takes solace in writing poetry on her typewriter and fancying Chaney, the boy in her math class. When hope dims for her father’s release, Marjoun seeks to take to the open road on a motorcycle. Will she escape or be pulled back into her life in Little Rock?

Immediately following the screening of Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf, we will be joined by director Susan Youssef via SKYPE for an intimate talkback.

Earlier Event: June 9