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SCREENING

Sirens

Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

With director Rita Baghdadi in person!

Dir. Rita Baghdadi. 2022, 78 mins. In Arabic and English with English subtitles. On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and her bandmates Shery, Maya, Alma, and Tatyana (Slave to Sirens, collectively) have big dreams but few opportunities. When the band’s appearance at a UK music festival isn’t the life-changer they had hoped for, Lilas comes home to Lebanon on the brink of collapse. At the same time, the complicated relationship between Lilas and fellow guitarist Shery starts to fracture. The future of her band, her country, and her dreams now at stake, Lilas faces a crossroad. She must decide what kind of leader she will be, not only for her band, but also as a young woman struggling to define herself in Lebanon, a country as complex as each of the Sirens themselves. Shot and directed by L.A.-based filmmaker Rita Baghdadi, Sirens received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and was executive produced by Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph. An Oscilloscope Laboratories release. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.