Film Forum and Girls Write Now are proud to present
a screening of Memory Box, “an inventive multi-media, multi-generational drama,” introduced by Lauren Cerand.
The first 50 Girls Write Now participants or alumni to register will receive a FREE ticket to the screening, and all other participants and supporters will be sent a discount code.
Members of the public can purchase tickets directly from Film Forum.
Directed by Joana Hadjithomas And Khalil Joreige
An inventive multi-media, multi-generational drama that toggles between 1983 war-torn Beirut and present-day Montreal. A teenage girl intercepts a mysterious package addressed to her mother. Defying her grandmother’s protective instincts and determined to break through her mother’s secrecy and stoicism, she surreptitiously immerses herself in the box’s contents. Her mother’s scrapbooks, letters, and audio recordings from her own heady youth, vibrant with romantic euphoria, political happenings, and familial despair, fill the young girl’s imagination and spark her need to know more about her historical-emotional lineage. The story processes media of the past via modes of the present: emoji-filled texts, emails, and smartphone snapshots. “An intoxicating cocktail of recollections…and an ingenious blend of image and music…that allow our own experience to empathetically blend with those of the characters in a mix of imagination and reality.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety
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