SAUDI WOMEN’S DRIVING SCHOOL Preceded by: ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

In June 2018, women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to drive legally for the first time. Set at The Saudi Driving School in the capital city of Riyadh, which caters exclusively to women, this documentary follows Saudi women as they embrace a new way of life and the freedom that comes from being behind the wheel. Through intimate interviews and revealing verité footage, the eye-opening film captures how women’s lives are changing in Saudi Arabia, the hope that they have for greater gender equality and the challenges they face in a Kingdom that appears to be making strides forward yet continues to silence and jail female activists. In Arabic with English subtitles. An HBO Documentary Films Release.

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

Directed by Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan

25 minutes

A Ferguson activist and battle rapper elected to the Missouri House of Representatives must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles.

Moderator: Shirley Leung, Boston Globe columnist

Guest: Director Erica Gornall and Producer Nick London (via Skype)


Screenings:

Sunday, October 6

1:30PM

Brattle Theatre

Film Info Info

Director:

Erica Gornall

Producer:

Nick London

Year:

2019

Length:

57 minutes

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Moxy Hotel Hunt’s Stella Artois Stella Cidre

Supporters

Independent Film Festival of Boston Alden & Harlow Hops N Scotch WGBH LEF Foundation Double Exposure Film Fest Boston Jewish Film Festival Wicked Queer Film Festival Spirit Magazine HubWeek Ninety Plus Cellars The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival