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Sunday, May 20 | 5 PM

Ivan and Ivana
Screening followed by a Q&A with director Jeff Daniel Silva
Suggested donation: $5

Visiosn du ReelviennaleMoMa Doc Fortnight

Justin on Tile Toynbee Tile


Directed by Jeff Daniel Silva
2011 | 80 min

After the Kosovo war devastates a young couple's homeland and their dreams for a normal life, they set out unexpectedly from the Balkans, along a wild journey to rebuild their lives anew in America. Arriving in California amidst the peak of a housing boom that would soon burst, the film reveals their trials and tribulations over five years of turbulent economic, political and personal tides to reveal an unorthodox depiction of the American immigrant experience.


"The titular subjects display an amazing openness toward helmer Jeff Silva and toward the camera as witness, granting viewers an unfiltered look at the U.S. economic meltdown".

" Jeff Silva's excellent film chronicles not only one couple's attempt to make a better life for themselves, but the cultural & economic rifts that defined the last decade."
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