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Welcome (2009) FREE

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Central

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Block Cinema Office   847.491.4000

Group: Block Cinema

Category: Fine Arts


(Philippe Lioret, 2009, France, 35mm, 110 min.)

17-year old Bilal is a Kurdish refugee determined to reunite with his girlfriend, who has emigrated to England. His trek across the Middle East and Europe comes to a halt in Calais, France, where he is stopped both by the authorities and by the English Channel. At a loss—he can’t swim and has no other means across—Bilal meets Simon, a local swimming coach who is having difficulties of his own. The two bond, and their friendship becomes pivotal for the challenges each of them faces. A “compelling, finely balanced immigration drama.”—Steven Holden, New York Times

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