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Complimentary for Current Members

Guest (Non-Members)
at the door

Doors Open
9:00 AM

Screening Start
9:30 AM


Saturday - September 6, 2008
Doors Open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM
Camelot Theatres
2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

MY MOTHER, STORY OF AN IMMIGRATION is the story of Director Felipe Canales’s mother who left Algeria in 1956 to reunite with her husband in Paris.  This story of an immigrant mother is told through 3 generations of women.  A selection from "L'ORIGINE DE LA TENDRESSE" AND OTHER TALES, presented in cooperation with The World According to Shorts.

Young Dubliner Alan Cooke reflects on recently immigrating to New York City. Exploring such universal themes as nostalgia, the journey and the concept of home, the film includes interviews with immigrants, native New Yorkers, and a host of prominent New Yorkers. David Amram, Armand DiMele, Pete Hamill, Elaine Kaufman, Fran Lebowitz, Frank and Malachy McCourt, Alfred Molina, Mike Myers, Liam Neeson, Drew Nieporent, Rosie Perez, Colin Quinn, and Susan Sarandon all share their great love for the city they call home. Home is a timely film that reaches the heart of the city and its people today.

Awards: Winner Best Documentary, Magners Irish Film Festival

Festivals: Palm Beach International Film Festival, San Francisco Irish Film Festival, Independents Night Walter Reade Theatre, Big Apple Film Festival, Chicago Irish Film Festival, Byron Bay Film Festival, Chashama Film Festival in NYC, Festivals, Maine International Film Festival, Scottsdale International Film Festival

“It makes New York look as fascinating as the most buoyant immigrant would always have dreamed.” David Hinckley, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

"With more than one of every three of our residents hailing from foreign lands, it's only fitting that a movie about the idea of “home” would be set in the Big Apple.” Michael R. Bloomberg, MAYOR

Producer/Writer/Narrator: Alan Cooke
Producer/Director/Editor: Dawn Scibilia
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 70 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: Unrated
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