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Capernaum tells the story of clever, gutsy 12-year-old Zain, who, due to his parent’s negligence and abuse, is forced to fend for himself on the streets of Beirut. After a series of tragedies befall Zain and his siblings, he takes his parents to court, suing them for the “crime” of giving him life. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Nadine Labaki (The Idol, Where Do We Go Now?), Capernaum ignites with emotional intensity, surprises with unexpected tenderness, and inspires with poetic imagery.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)

Capernaum is a hectic and heartbreaking film, driven by its director Nadine Labaki’s curiosity and the charisma of her young star, Zain al Rafeea.

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