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Evanston's first Talking Pictures Festival opens Friday with an impressive assortment of movies, most of which had their local premieres in the past few months. Here are some select screenings:

Art institute alum So Yong Kim's lyrical, heart-wrenching drama Treeless Mountain, about two neglected young South Korean sisters who sell roasted grasshoppers to fill the piggy bank they imagine will bring their mother home, screens Friday at 8 PM at Northwestern University's Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive.

Jackie Reem Salloum's Slingshot Hip Hop profiles Palestinian hip hop artists across Isreal and the Occupied Territories.  It plays Friday at 7:30 at Boocoo Cultural Center and Café, 1823 Church St.

Abigail E. Disney and Gini Reticker's Pray the Devil Back to Hell is a portrait of the women whose nonviolent protests helped end the Liberian Civil War.  It screens Saturday at 3 PM at Block Cinema.

Nina Paley's animated take on the Ramayana, Sita Sings the Blues, plays Saturday at 10 PM at After Hours Movie Rentals, 911 Foster, and Sunday at 1 PM at Block Cinema.


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