March 30, 2012

Today: Caramel and popcorn with MESA!

Join JCU’s Middle Eastern Student Association on Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in AD 226 as we proudly present a Lebanese film Caramel!

This event is open to the public! Free admission for all!

Please make sure to arrive around 6:30 p.m., the movie will begin at exactly 7 p.m. sharp!

The Administration Building is the large Clock Tower building located in the middle of the campus. Take the stairs from either end to the 2nd level.

Film synopsis:
“Caramel revolves around the intersecting lives of five Lebanese women. Layale (Nadine Labaki) works in a beauty salon in Beirut along with two other women, Nisrine (Yasmine Al Masri) and Rima (Joanna Moukarzel). Each one has a problem: Layale is stuck in a dead-end relationship with a married man; Nisrine is no longer a virgin but is set to be married and in her conservative family where pre-marital sex is not accepted; Rima is attracted to women; Jamale (Gisèle Aouad), a regular customer and wannabe actress, is worried about getting old; Rose (Sihame Haddad), a tailoress with a shop next to the salon, is an old woman who had devoted her life to taking care of her mentally unbalanced elder sister Lili (Aziza Semaan), but has found her first love. The film doesn’t refer to any of the political problems or recent warfare that has troubled Lebanon. Rather, Labaki’s tale paints everyday people with everyday problems.”

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