Double Feature: 2:30pm Cloudy Sunday -&- 5:30pm On The Banks of the Tigris
Greece, 2016 (115 min) Greek and Ladino with English Subtitles
Set in 1942 Salonika during the Nazi German occupation, the film, based on true events, tells of the forbidden love between two members of the resistance- Estrea, a young Sephardic girl, and Giorgos, the brother-in-law of the famed composer Vas
silis Tsitsanis. Much of the story takes place in and around the night club owned by the then 28-year-old Tsitsanis with beautiful bouzouki music throughout. The film’s English title references Tsitsanis’ beloved classic “Synnefisameni Kyriaki”, one of the songs featured in the movie.
On the Banks of the Tigris
Australia, 2015 (79 min) English and Arabic with English Subtitles
The film celebrates Iraqi music and the cultural ties that link Iraqis of all faiths. It tells the story of Majid Shokor, an Iraqi-Australian from a Muslim background who seeks the source of songs he loves and discovers that many he grew up with were written by Iraqi Jews, but concealed by the regime. To uncover this hidden history, Majid embarks on a bold journey from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert for peace and reconciliation.