We invite you to join us for the San Francisco Premiere of the Lebanese movie Heritages/Mirath, with the Filmmaker present.
Q&A with Philippe Aractingi, moderated by Peter Limbrick, Film and Digital Media – UC Santa Cruz
Director Philippe Aractingi sees himself having to leave his motherland to settle elsewhere for the third time in his life. While he and his family are evacuated to France onboard a military ship, he realizes that his ancestors have also been fleeing from wars or massacres for five generations now. All of them have been exiled at least once. The idea for his new movie Heritages is born. Gripped by the burning desire to tell his own children the past that is “not to be told,” Philippe sets on a journey through History to understand and pass on its lessons. Here, his ancestors’ itinerary is confronted by that of Middle Eastern history: the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate, the creation of Israel, Pan-Arabism, the Lebanese civil war and beyond. His exploration leads him to the universal questions: Can one find peace in exile? Should we unshackle ourselves from our heritage to be free?
Lycee Francais de San Francisco
1201 Ortega St
San Francisco, CA 94122
December 4, 2014
8:00pm: Movie Screening with Q&A with filmmaker
General admission tickets: $20 each
Student tickets: $15 each
VIP tickets: $200 each (tax deductible, includes 2 reserved seats for the screening and 2 Opening night tickets for the Arab Film Festival 2015)
All proceeds from this special screening will go for the encouragement and the promotion of the Lebanese movie industry, to Philippe Aractingi’s Lebanese production company, Fantascope.
For more information regarding the film, visit their official page.