On the Bride’s Side by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry (2014, 89 min.). After a perilous passage across the Mediterranean fleeing the Syrian war in a desperate attempt to reach Sweden, five Syrian and Palestinian refugees find renewed hope in Milan when a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist offer to stage a wedding procession with friends to help them cross borders and complete their illegal journey. United in sharing the risk and a great dream, the “bride and groom” and their “guests” traverse from Milan to Stockholm in four, hair-raising days. Along the way, an intimate portrait of the migrants emerges as stories of sorrow, regret, hopes, and dreams come to life in this fascinating 3,000-kilometer road movie. More than a traditional documentary, On The Bride’s Side is a statement and an irreverent act of defiance on the part of a seldom-heard segment of Europeans who feel the need to speak out against immigration laws they deem unjust and arbitrary.  In Arabic and Italian with English subtitles. Discussion with director Gabriele Del Grande follows screening.