Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Club Indigo to present award-winning film Nov. 11

CALUMET -- November's Club Indigo at the Calumet Theatre Friday, Nov. 11, features an amazing drama from one of Iran's finest women filmmakers, Samira Makhmalbaf.

Blackboards tells the dramatic -- and sometimes humorous -- story of a pilgrimage by two groups of Kurds, who travel from Iran to Iraq on foot. They are accompanied by teachers who carry blackboards on their backs, hoping to make money by teaching anyone they encounter along the way.

The movie has been highly praised by critics and won a top award from the Cannes Film Festival.

The show will be at 7:15 p.m., preceded at 6 p.m. by a Middle Eastern buffet provided by chefs from the Keweenaw Co-op of Hancock. Portage Health of Hancock and Nagamoon Gifts of Calumet sponsor the film.

Cost for both buffet and movie is $18; the movie alone is $5.

Tickets for the buffet can be purchased by calling the Calumet Theatre at 337-2610.

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