Are you interested in viewing eclectic and lesser-known films? Join us!

The Library's partner, Oddball Cinema, presents movies that you won’t find at your local multiplex: obscure, unusual, and independent features as well as occasional classics. The host will introduce the movie with a focus on what makes it “oddball.”  After the screening, there will be time to discuss the film.

  • Title — Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Director — Lasse Hallström
  • Cast — Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked
  • Rating — PG-13
  • ©2011 | 1h 47m | Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Running Time: 1h 47m

About the film: The British government’s leading fisheries expert receives an unexpected assignment: assist a wealthy sheik to achieve his dream of establishing salmon fishing in Yemen. In only a matter of minutes he responds with a list of reasons why the project is absurd and impossible. Nonetheless, his superiors want the positive publicity that cooperation between the two countries will generate, so they insist that he proceed. The story is fictional, but it embodies all the irony and perversity of real contemporary politics and government projects.

Registration required.  For Adults 18+.

For more information, call 703-228-5260

Arlington Public Libary uses subject matter experts from a variety of sources to provide educational public programs. We do not endorse, suggest or recommend a specific company, product or service.

Saturday, April 27, 2024 Show more dates
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Longfellow Room
Westover Library
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Arlington Public Library

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