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2017 One Book Film Festival 'On the Bride’s Side' (Io Sto con la Sposa)

The San Diego Central Library proudly presents a diverse slate of international film screenings that speak to the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection "The Sandcastle Girls" by New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian.

Introductions and post screening dialogue with the audience led by SDSU Professor and KPBS blogger Rebecca Romani.

The screenings take place Tuesdays, Oct. - Nov. 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Neil Morgan Auditorium at Central Library. (619) 236-5817

"On the Bride’s Side" (Io Sto con la Sposa) will screen Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden, and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers, by faking a wedding. Directed by Antonio Augugliaro and Gabriele del Grande, 90 minutes, Italy/Netherlands, 2014.

ABOUT ONE BOOK, ONE SAN DIEGO:

This event is a part of the One Book, One San Diego community reading program. One Book is a partnership between KPBS, the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego County Library, and the following organizations:

San Diego City College, Hoover High School, San Diego State University's Love Library, University of San Diego's Copley Library, Juvenile Court Book Club, Escondido Public Library, Chula Vista Public Library, Point Loma Nazarene University's Ryan Library, Asociación de Bibliotecarios de Baja California, San Diego Council on Literacy, Oceanside Public Library, UC San Diego Library, Girl Scouts San Diego, Worldview Project, Little Fish Comic Book Studio, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Crawford High School, Wilson Middle School, and Deaf Community Services of San Diego.

One Book is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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