ALEX AND ALI

Directed by Malachi Leopold

2014 | USA | 84 mins
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG
Language: English

WEDNESDAY MAY 27

9PM

This documentary tells the story of Alex, a former Peace Corps volunteer who spent a decade living in Iran. While there, Alex meets and falls in love with Ali, an Iranian whom Alex considers his soul mate. When the Islamic revolution erupts in the late 70’s, Alex was forced to leave Iran — and Ali. But the two men kept their relationship alive through letters, phone calls, and e-mails. In May 2012, a documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate Malachi Leopold followed Alex to Istanbul, where Alex and Ali reunited for the first time in 35 years, hoping to rekindle their relationship. The film follows the men as their best-laid plans are turned upside down, revealing emotionally painful twists and turns that transform their lives forever.

2015 Fairy Tales Programmers’ Choice Award: Best Feature Film

AWARDS
– Best Documentary Feature, Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Festival
– Official Selection, Chicago LGBT Reeling Film Festival

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SPONSORED BY

Calgary Underground Film Festival

The Plaza Theatre

1133 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3P4

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