Medicine for Mali presents a Screening of TIMBUKTU Followed by Panel Discussion
Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 pm
To raise awareness and funds, the non-profit Medicine for Mali and the Drexel Theatre present the Cannes Award-Winning and 2015 Academy Award nominated film TIMBUKTU on Sunday, May 3 at 3 pm followed by a Panel Discussion.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema. (C) CohenMedia
The DeVore family: Dr. Stephen DeVore, wife Jill & daughter Elise DeVore Berlan, MD started this organization after daughter Elise spent some time Mali, Africa. Dr. Stephen, who has since passed away, was entreated by his daughter, "These people have no medicines and even if they did ,there is no money to buy them". Because he was also an engineer, Dr Stephen worked hard to see that there not only would be medicines but clean water and local training to help administer what "Medicine for Mali" began.
Following the film, there will be a Panel Discussion including Jill DeVore. The remaining panelists will soon be announced.
Tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Medicine for Mali. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.
Please visit www.medicineformali.org. to learn more about this organization.
The Drexel Kid Fest Summer Film Series presented by Street Sotheby's International Realty
June 18 thru Aug 1 - Wed at 10 am / Fri at 10 am / Sat at 1 pm
Join us for the 2015 Drexel Kid Fest Summer Film Series presented by Street Sotheby's International Realty. We'll have activities, concession specials, a raffle and more!
Ages 2 & Under - FREE
Ages 3-12 - $2.00
Ages 12 & Older - $3.00
Drexel Members - FREE for names appearing on membership card
Films for the entire family will be featured!
June 18, 20, 21
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
June 25, 27, 28
July 1, 3, 4
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
July 8, 10, 11
WILLIE WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
July 15, 17, 18
THE LAND BEFORE TIME
July 22, 24, 25
MY DOG SKIP
July 29, 31, August 1
THE LEGO MOVIE
Saturday, May 9 at Midnight
The Room is an electrifyingly funny cult black comedy audience participation movie about love, passion, betrayal and lies. Writer/director Tommy Wiseau stars as Johnny, a successful banker who feels so badly wronged by those nearest and dearest to him that he finds himself asking, can you ever really trust anyone? THE ROOM screens on the second Saturday at Midnight every month at the Drexel. Tickets are $6.50 and $5.50 for students.