March 18 – 29
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Country: USA, FRANCE, TURKEY
Run Time: 86 minutes
Arafat has a problem with porn. Watching it at work just cost him his job and it pretty much comprises his social life. He has no girlfriends, just a trunk of X-rated DVDs under his bed. His parents, with whom he still lives at age 30, are traditional Palestinians who keep coming up with one disastrous match after another. In desperation, Arafat joins a sex addicts’ support group where he meets Kenny, the worst 12-step sponsor ever. Kenny gets Arafat to agree to a Green-Card marriage with a beautiful young Israeli woman, who only wants to stay in America to be near the man she really loves. Worse than the possible trouble with Homeland Security, worse than his parents’ meltdown on hearing of this, Arafat actually begins to fall in love with his new bride. Only in New York. Bitingly satiric, PEACE AFTER MARRIAGE is an edgy rom-com about the crazy walls we build to isolate each other and the chaos and joy we can find when those walls coming crashing down. (In English, Hebrew, and Arabic with subtitles) —C.R.
Ghazi Albuliwi, Bandar Albuliwi
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Ghazi Albuliwi, Hiam Abbass, Hany Kamal, Einat Tubi, Assaf Cohen, Rachel Feinstein, Omer Barnea, Marc Lucaj
Ghazi Albuliwi was born in 1976 in Amman, Jordan and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He started doing stand-up comedy at age 17 and after a stint on Saturday Night Live went into filmmaking. He was named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the top 25 new faces in Indie Film for 2003. Bandar Albuliwi was born in Brooklyn in 1985. He received his M.F.A. in Directing from the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. Their joint film PEACE AFTER MARRIAGE won the Creative Promise Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.
PEACE AFTER MARRIAGE (2013)
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