Patricia Clarkson

SIFF 2010: An interview with Ruba Nadda, director of the lovely, languid romance Cairo Time

During the Seattle International Film Festival, I always enjoy asking random people what films they’ve enjoyed at the fest so far. Sometimes answers are all over the map, but more than one person has gushed about the film Cairo Time (on friend loved it so much she went to BOTH screenings). Writer/Director Ruba Nadda’s film …

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SIFF 2010: Older and wiser women, and pretty smart young ones, too

The hot Friday night ticket was the recent Sundance winner (Grand Jury Prize-Narrative) Winter’s Bone, so I decided to catch the film right before it, since I was right there in the ‘hood. The Owls (3/8) is a curious film that, though written, directed, produced and starring Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman), it also trumpets …

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