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Simple as Water

Q&A with director Megan Mylan, moderated by JBFC Senior Film Programmer Monica Castillo

Epic in scope but intimate in feel, Simple as Water is a meditation on the elemental bonds between parent and child from Academy Award-winner Megan Mylan (Lost Boys of SudanSmile Pinki). A masterful look at the impact of war, separation, and displacement, Simple as Water takes us into Syrian families’ quests for normalcy and through the whirlwind of obstacles—to building life anew. Filmed in Turkey, Greece, Germany, Syria and the US, Mylan’s sensitive camera reifies the universal importance of family.

Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)

“An achingly poignant testament to the unwavering strength of parental and filial bonds.”

 Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

Simple as Water is anything but simple when it comes to its technical achievements, weaving together familiar immigrant narratives in ways that still manage to surprise and stun.”

 Claire Shaffer, The New York Times

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