Winning two awards at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Sonita tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. Currently her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter, but her family has a very different future planned for Sonita: as a bride worth $9,000. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita’s story unfolds. An unforgettable coming-of-age tale that positions a free-spirited young woman at odds with the restrictions of a traditional society.
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September 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm$9