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U.S. Screenings of The Finnish Film 'A Moment in the Reeds'

A Moment in the Reeds

A Moment in the Reeds (2017), a Finnish movie by director Mikko Mäkelä, will be screened in various cities in the United States this spring.

One of the screenings will take place in Washington, D.C. on April 20 at the Human Rights Campaign building. You can find the full list of screening times and locations on the movie's website, which is linked below.

Synopsis:

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi’s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection and spend a few days discovering one another during the Finnish midsummer.

A response to the dearth of queer narratives in Finnish cinema, A Moment in the Reeds is among the first queer feature films made in the country. Viewing Finland from the perspectives both of an immigrant and an emigrant, the film casts the long-marginalised voices of sexual and ethnic minorities centre-stage in a story about the search for freedom, acceptance and a place to call home.


3/17/2018 8:15 PM - 4/20/2018 9:00 PM

Organiser
The DC Center for the LGBT Community

Place
Washington (DC), Chicago (IL), Philadelphia (PA) and Cleveland (OH)

Street address
1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Links
List of 'A Moment in the Reeds' screenings

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Updated 3/13/2018


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