Spanish Beatle

Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed directed by David Trueba (Spain) 2013 looks back to 60’s Spain during the repressive Franco regime. The principal character is a grammar school teacher in a small town who uses the lyrics of Beatles song to teach his class of young boys English.

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He sets out on a road trip hoping to meet John Lennon during the filming of a feature film in southern Spain. Joined on his journey by a teenage boy rebelling from his autocratic father and a young woman escaping from the home where she is confined because of her pregnancy.

The film screens Thursday night 9 October 2014 at the Sequoia 1 and Friday afternoon 10 October 2014 at the Rafael 1 during Mill Valley Film Festival 37.

Contact California Film Institute for more information.

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Arab Film Fest 18

Arab Film Festival 18 opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco 10 October 2014 with May In The Summer directed by Cherien Dabis (USA) 2013. This year’s festival will screen over 50 films from 20 countries between 10 – 23 October at eight Bay Area venues.

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An abridged program follows 7 – 9 November 2014 in Los Angeles and 20 – 22 November 2014 in San Diego.

For more information and tickets contact Arab Film Festival.

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Marin Film Fest

The 37th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival runs 2 – 12 October 2014 with screenings at five Marin County venues.

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Features include: 10,000 KM (Spain) 2014; Clouds Of Sils Maria (US/France/Switzerland/Germany) 2014; Diplomacy (France) 2014; Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem (Israel/France/Germany) 2014; The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Italy) 1966;

How I Came To Hate Math (France) 2013; I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Italy) 2014; The Lamb (Turkey) 2014; Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (Spain) 2013; Marie’s Story (France) 2014; Minuscule: Valley Of Lost Ants (France/Belgium) 2014; On The Way To School (France) 2013;

Soleils (France/Burkina Faso) 2014; Stockholm (Spain) 2013; Summer ’82: When Zappa Came To Sicily (Italy) 2013; Timbuktu (France/Mauritania) 2014; Two Days, One Night (Belgium/France/Italy) 2014; and A Woman As A Friend (Italy) 2014.

See California Film Institute for more information.

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