When life gives you lemons...you stand up to the Israeli government that tries to destroy them on the grounds that you're a Palestinian and may use them as a hiding ground for potential terrorists. That's what Salma--the heroine in Eran Riklis' film Lemon Tree--does when she finds her way of life challenged. It's a film festival success story by a filmmaker who was brave enough to shoot a real story about the human side of the Israel-Palestine conflict in the heart of the cities he's portraying. Lemon Tree screens this Friday through Sunday as part of Magnolia at the Modern (3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth), an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $8.50 or $6.50 for Modern members. Advance sales begin two hours before each show. For more information, visit themodern.org/magnolia.html.
Fri., July 24; Sat., July 25; Sun., July 26, 2009