Waiting for Happiness. Abderrahmnane Sissako. Abdallah, who has been living overseas, visits his mother in a seaside village in Mauritania before emigrating to Europe. Unable to speak the language, the seventeen-year-old is a stranger in his native country. He shies away from local customs but observes this strange world full of hope and tenderness. Screens at 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, May 16-18, in Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall, 470 East Lockwood Avenue. NR
Road to Utopia. Hal Walker. Duke (Bing Crosby) and his pal Chester (Bob Hope), two vaudeville performers, seek fame and fortune in Alaska. Co-stars Dorothy Lamour. Third in the St. Louis Public Library's festival marking the 100th birthdays of Hope and the Binglemeister. Screens at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Baden Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, 8448 Church Road. For information, call 314-388-2400. NR
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