Direct from Mill Valley Film Festival, an Exclusive Mountain Shadow screening! Noah Land
Friday, Jan. 10th - 7:30 PM
Saturday, Jan. 11th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, Jan. 18th - 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Walnut Creek Library (1644 N. Broadway)
NOAH LAND - From Turkey: A narrative of fatherhood, religion, memory and separation, converging around the disputed history of an enshrined olive tree. Getting closer to the end of his days due to a terminal illness, Ibrahim asks estranged son Ömer to drive him to the village in rural Turkey where he was raised. Soon after they arrive, Ömer realizes that there’s more to this request than meets the eye: his father wishes to be buried under the enshrined Noah Tree he claims to have planted as a boy half a century ago. In the aftermath of a land dispute that cast Ibrahim’s family away from the community decades earlier, however, the plot of land has become a holy site called the “Noah Tree,” named for the Biblical figure whom they believe first planted the tree after the Flood. With all relevant public archives damaged, and villagers growing defensive over what seems a sacrilegious act, Ibrahim forges ahead in the name of justice; Ömer, on the other hand, grows conflicted, bearing the brunt of this battle even as he grapples with un–aired grievances between himself and his dad. Drama • 109 min. • English subtitles. Trailer
For non-Members, $12 general admission tickets will be available on a first-come basis, beginning 30 minutes before show times.