March 28, Tuesday

Why Me? (De ce eu?) (2015)

Directed by Tudor Giurgiu
Romania | R | Drama, Thriller | Romanian | 125 min
Venue: The Yard, Alserkal Avenue
Time: Mar 28, 8:00pm

Cristian, a young idealistic prosecutor whose career is on the rise, tries to crack a case against a senior colleague accused of corruption. The dilemma of choosing between his career and the truth weighs heavily on his shoulders. Looking further to solve the case, he enters a danger zone paved with unexpected and painful revelations.

City of Gold (2016)

Directed by Laura Gabbert
USA | PG-13 | Documentary | English | 96 min
Venue: Mirage City Cinema, Sharjah Art Foundation
Time: Mar 28, 7:30pm

In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next stripmall discovery-whether Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect, and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before.