1572 California Street
San Francisco, California

Showtimes (valid 1/14-20): Fri-Sun: 2:45, 5:00, 7:00, 9:30; Mon: 2:45, 5:00, 7:00; Tue-Thu: 5:00, 7:00 Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California Street, San Francisco (415) 267-4893
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children
Advance ticket purchase at: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and at theatre box office.

BUDRUS is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of BUDRUS from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, BUDRUS shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat.

BUDRUS includes diverse voices - from the Palestinian leaders of the movement and their Israeli allies to an Israeli military spokesman, Doron Spielman, and Yasmine Levy, the Israeli border police captain stationed in the village at that time. While many documentaries about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict either romanticize the notion of peace, or dwell entirely on the suffering of victims to the conflict, this film focuses on the success of a Palestinian-led nonviolent movement. Directed by Julia Bacha, a writer and editor of the acclaimed documentary Control Room. Winner of 8 international awards, including the Amnesty Italia Award at the 2010 Pesaro Film Festival and the Witness Award at the 2010 Silverdocs Film Festival. In a keynote address immediately following the world premiere and gala screening of Budrus at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2009, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan praised the film, stating that Budrus "gives an enormous amount of hope... It's a story which will have an impact and can help bring [about] change.”

Winner – 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival Audience Award

Official Selection – San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Arab Film Festival

"This year’s must-see documentary." Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times

"A powerful film filled with the kind of hope you rarely see around this issue." Michael Moore

The film’s running time is 81 minutes; and is not rated.

Added by landmark on January 13, 2011

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