Northeast Film Series presents “Le Grand Voyage” 4.4.13

Logan Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) is proud to present Le Grand Voyage, a 2004 film by French-Moroccan film director Ismael Ferroukhi, who calls it a “ tribute to the 97% of Muslims we never hear about in the Western world.”

This is the second film in LPNA’s Northeast Film Series: Celebrating the Multicultural Identity of Northeast. Featuring North African culture, it comes just weeks after the Mizna Twin Cities Arab Film Festival.

Told with humor and compassion, Le Grand Voyage follows a devout elderly Moroccan on his pilgrimage to Mecca, reluctantly accompanied by his irreligious young son who does the driving. In the beginning, there is much that divides these two, but during the course of a 3,000 mile, cross-continental journey, we come to know them as they come to know and understand each other.

The film is in Arabic and French with English subtitles, and runs for 108 minutes. It will be shown at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis (345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55413).

Desserts, coffee, and Arabic tea will be served afterward, with a discussion about the film led by Minneapolis School Board member, Founder and Executive Director of the African Development Center of Minnesota, Hussein Samatar.

Free childcare will be available at 342 13th Ave NE across the street from the Ritz Theater from 6:30 to 9:30 PM with advance arrangement. To request childcare, contact loganparkna@aol.com or call 612-516-5762 by 4:00 pm, April 2, 2013.

LPNA_GrandVoyage-01