Desert Flower - The Movie: US Dates

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Waris Dirie was born into a nomadic clan in Somalia in 1965. At 13, she escaped an arranged marriage by fleeing on foot across the desert. She landed in London where she worked first for wealthy relatives, then at a McDonald’s. She was discovered by photographer Terence Donovan while wiping tables. Improbably, Waris became a top model, appearing in ads for firms including Chanel and L’Oreal. In 1997 she spoke for the first time with a magazine about the female genital mutilation (FGM) she had undergone at age three. Abandoning her modeling career, she became a United Nations ambassador for the abolition of FGM. Waris’s autobiography became an international bestseller, and DESERT FLOWER is the gorgeously photographed adaptation of her story. It follows Waris (played by Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede) from her beginnings as a goat herder, to London and the world of top modeling, to the international spotlight of the United Nations. The film manages to incorporate surprisingly light-hearted moments into its portrayal of a difficult subject. DESERT FLOWER is the story of one woman’s victory over unimaginably harsh beginnings and her work to insure that other girls avoid the same horrific experience. 

Here are some of the US dates...

March 18, 2011
Santa Monica, CA Monica 4
New York, NY Angelika Film Center
New York, NY Cinemas 1, 2, & 3
March 25, 2011
San Francisco, CA Sundance Kabuki
Philadelphia, PA Ritz 5
Washington, DC E Street Cinema
April 1, 2011
Berkeley, CA Shattuck 10
Irvine, CA Westpark 8
La Jolla, CA La Jolla Village
Pleasant Hill, CA Pleasant Hill 21
San Rafael, CA San Rafael Regency
Atlanta, GA Midtown Art Cinema
Chicago, IL East River 21
Detroit, MI Maple Art 3
Montclair, NJ Clairidge 6
White Plains, NY Cinema 100 Quad
Portland, OR Fox Tower Stadium 10
Houston, TX Edwards Greenway Palace
Seattle, WA Pacific Place 11
April 8, 2011
Denver, CO Esquire or the Chez Artiste
Boise, ID The Flicks
Boston, MA Kendall Square 9
Minneapolis, MN Uptown
St Louis., MO Plaza Frontenac 7
Charlotte, NC Regal Cinemas Manor Twin

Also, include the Cleveland International Film Festival on the 29th and 30th of March.


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