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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Friday, April 26, 2013  >  7 p.m.

Saturday, April 27, 2013  >  2 p.m. + 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 28, 2013  >  2 p.m.

Woodland Theater of Davies Center

A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn the dream into reality, a great feat that will require the involvement of Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. The impossible becomes possible once the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a goodwill story.

Sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire International Film Society

Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or an International Film Society membership. Community members may buy an individual IFS membership for $4; a family membership costs $10. The annual memberships are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.


United Kingdom 2011
107 minutes
Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content, and brief language
Directed by Lasse Hallström


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