”Sirens” with Rita Baghdadi

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In “Sirens”, Rita Baghdadi (“My Country No More”, “City Rising”) joins to Mike to discuss her portrayal of the all-women Lebanese heavy metal band Slave to Sirens, with a focus on Sherry, the virtuosic lead guitarist, and Lilas, the rhythm guitarist who is the charismatic center of the band. As much a coming of age story as a rock doc, “Sirens” explores not only their music, but the lives, relationships, and loves of their young lives. In this highly layered film, the backdrop is the revolutionary Beirut of 2019 and beyond, and the impact of that country’s ever-hopeful and ever-tragic fate can be felt in their views of the past, present, and future.

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“Sirens” screenings at the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

Friday, May 13 | 9:45 PM | The Main

Wednesday, May 18 | 7:00 PM | The Main

For more information about the Festival, go to: https://mspfilm.org/festivals/mspiff/

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