Free film showing Friday night at Fairfield library
Fairfield Public Library will present a free movie Friday, with doors opening at 7 p.m., and the film beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The film is a 2012 foreign drama — the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker and shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote.
The film is about a 10-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia who is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. She wants a bicycle so that she can beat her friend in a race. But her mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So the girl decides to try and raise the money herself.
The film is rated R and lasts two hours and 4 minutes.
See the library’s calendar on its website at www.fairfield.lib.ia.us for additional details about the free movie. The library’s license does not allow it to announce the title of the free film in the newspaper.
Organic popcorn and bottled water will be available for a donation that helps the library renew its movie licenses.