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JWAC's 2022-2023 Season #40:
(Events are added all year, so check back often.)

Date and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also sometimes find us on Facebook.

Next event:

Film: 'Bye Bye Tiberias'

Wednesday, June 12 | 7:00 - 6:15 | Goldtown Theatre

In her early twenties, Hiam Abbass (Ramy, Blade Runner 2049 and more, and Emmy-nominated for Succession) left her native Palestinian village to follow her dream of becoming an actress in Europe, leaving behind her mother, grandmother, and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to the village and questions for the first time her mother's bold choices, her chosen exile and the way the women in their family influenced both their lives. Set between past and present, BYE BYE TIBERIAS pieces together images of today, family footage from the nineties and historical archives to portray four generations of daring Palestinian women who keep their story and legacy alive through the strength of their bonds, despite exile, dispossession, and heartbreak.

Palestine's entry for Best International Feature in the 2024 Academy Awards, this second feature from Lina Soualem premiered at Venice, won the Grierson Award at the BFI London Film Festival, had its North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the shared jury prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival. An important film that beautifully portrays the complexity of Arab women's lives.

Travelogue: Aegean Greece and Turkey

Tuesday, September 10 | 5:15 - 6:15 | Goldtown Theatre

Jo Boehme and Mark Millard independently explored Greece's Aegean Islands, Turkey's West Coast, and Istanbul for 6 weeks in the fall of 2023. By land, sea, and sky, they ventured from Amorous's active monastery and Delos -the birthplace of Apollo- to Turkey's ancient sites at Ephesus and Pamukkale, before continuing on to Cappadocia and finally 'Stanbul (and many places in between). Jo and Mark will share the sights and stories that challenged and delighted their senses of sight, sound, and taste. Doors at 5:00 p.m. Donations gladly accepted.

WorldQuest 2025

February 7 | 6:00? | Centennial Hall

First Friday!  Join us for the best night of trivia in town.

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