The Breadwinner: November Preview Club

94 mins.
Directed by Nora Twomey

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling novel.

THE BREADWINNER tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive.

Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, THE BREADWINNER is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

With special guest Shaheen Pasha, UMass Amherst Journalism Department.  Shaheen Pasha edited a recent book about women in Islam, and is a contributor to The Dallas Morning News, New England Public Radio, USA Today, Daily Beast and Quartz, among other news outlets.  Her prior assignments include being the Islamic finance correspondent at Thomson Reuters, based in Dubai, and as a banking and legal reporter, covering the U.S. Supreme Court and the Enron trial.   Her areas of focus include international journalism, Islam and religion, business reporting, and mass incarceration issues.

More about Preview Club:

Purchase a season pass to see preview screenings of major new independent and international films followed by conversations with special guest speakers, hosted by Amherst Cinema's Carol Johnson and George Myers.

The club is a great social experience. Preview Club subscribers are invited to participate in the post-screening discussion. You will be asked to fill out a comment card at each film, and some of the results will be read at the next film screening. Films are a surprise until the week of the screening. Expect a wide range of high-quality, discussion-provoking titles. Amherst Cinema promises many unforgettable evenings!

Fall Season pass subscriptions are now closed, but you can still buy individual tickets for the remaining films. Tickets go on sale once the films are announced about one week before the screening date.

Fall Season:

Tuesday, October 24th

Tuesday, November 14th

Tuesday, December 5th