NOMN: Nueva Onda alum wins Camera Novo, & a screening Thurs!

HabibiHello to long-unseen friends!

The Nueva Onda we remember is now Lucy’s Fried Chicken. But the spirit of Nueva Onda lives on, and the filmmakers from the Nueva Onda Movie Nights are still going strong!

What are you doing Thursday?

How about a movie? Maybe one starring our own Kevin Cox, multiple-term NOMN screener and man about town?

Kevin writes, “RESET, my latest film project, will be shown as part of Miguel Alvarez’s End of Semester Screenings at Studio 4D in UT Building CMA . CMA.A is the windowless building on East side of Guadalupe where Austin City Limits used to be filmed. The screening is free and runs 8p to 10p.

“In RESET I play a Physics Professor who has invented a Time-Travel device who gets caught in a loop of events that he can’t change.

“Free on street parking can be found north of Dean Keeton, or west of the UT Campus.”

Susan Youssef wins the Camera Novo!

Our splash image today comes from the Cinema Novo Festival, where NOMN alumni Susan Youssef (“Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf”) has landed a mighty big fish!

Habibati | Darlings,

I am happy to announce that Habibi has just won the jury prize at Cinema Novo Festival in Belgium, the Camera Novo.

Thanks to your support behind me and Habibi, which has allowed the film to successfully screen internationally, I am currently listed as number 25 of the ‘100 Most Powerful Arab Women,’ in Arabian Business.

We’re committed to giving back to Gaza. On May 10 at 7 p.m., Middle East Children’s Alliance screens Habibi at the historic Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland, CA. This is a fundraiser for clean water for childen in Gaza, a special project led by Dr. Mona El-Farra.

We screen Habibi in festivals this spring, in addition to our education tour…┬áTo check out where Habibi screens next, please vist our website.

Finally, if you would like to order a Habibi book featuring photos and poems from the film, you can do so at Blurb.

Thanks to all of you who have come out to our screenings! I look forward to meeting more of you soon as we continue our tour.


Susan Youssef
Director, Habibi

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A hearty congrats to Susan and Kevin. We hope to see you around town!