Tuesday, February 19, 2008


On Thursday at 7 pm there will be a free showing of the independent film Arranged in the library meeting room. This comedy/romance/drama centers on the friendship between two first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn: Rochel, who is an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira, who is Muslim. The two friends are caught between their colleagues at work, who think they're nuts to have their marriages arranged, and their families, who think they're being too picky.

Last year Arranged won the award for the best film at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. The Internet Movie Database says that the film was loosely based on the experiences of its executive producer, Yuta Silverman, an Orthodox Jew who became friends with a Pakistani Muslim at a Brooklyn public school. The film is unrated, but I watched it and think it would be PG. The film is 90 minutes long.

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