Running time 1h 18m | Directed by Benjamin Gilmour | Australia | Drama, war

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Friday, September 20
7:30 | 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, September 21
7:30 | 9:15

Sunday, September 22
5:15 | 7:00

Monday, September 23
7:30 | 9:15

Tuesday, September 24
7:30 | 9:15

Wednesday, September 25
7:30 | 9:15

Thursday, September 26
8:45

Not rated

War, violence, hostage situation, animal sacrifice

Australian ex-soldier Mike Wheeler (Sam Smith, not the singer) returns to Afghanistan seeking redemption from the family of a civilian man he killed during the war.

Named for the group of tribal elders who will ultimately decide Mike’s fate, and shot almost entirely on location in and around the rarely-seen cities Kabul and Kandahar, Jirga was Australia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

In English and Pashto with English subtitles.

Benjamin Gilmour’s latest film, shot in dangerous conditions, is filled with calibrated rawness and contemplative restraint…this very fine film has a way of pulling you towards its wavelength.
Luke Buckmaster | The Guardian | Full review

A remarkable truthfulness shepherds Benjamin Gilmour’s tightly written and conscientiously produced drama Jirga as it renders an image of Afghanistan not as a ravaged battleground but as an arrestingly rich land.
Carlos Aguilar | Los Angeles Times | Full review