Film Schedule


Film Series: Arabian Sights


200 Meters
Ameen Nayfeh - Palestine, Jordan - 96 mins

The family at the center of Ameen Nayfeh's debut feature experiences the personal dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian divide as both metaphor and reality. From the West Bank home where he sleeps, Mustafa (Ali Suliman) can see across the 200 meters to the apartment in Israel where his wife, Salwa (Lana Zreik), lives with their three children. They wink goodnight ... more

Friday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 8
$9.00

Broken Keys
Jimmy Keyrouz - Lebanon - 110 mins

In a war-decimated Syrian village under the thumb of ISIS thugs, aspiring pianist Karim (Tarek Yaacoub) holds on to his dream of escaping to Europe to pursue life as a musician. To pay the smuggler, he'll need to sell his beloved piano. But Karim and his cousin live a perilous existence, sharing a bombed-out building with neighbors, some more sympathetic than ... more

Wednesday, June 9 - Sunday, June 13
$9.00

Captains of Zaatari
Ali El Arabi - Egypt - 73 mins

Like many young people around the world, best friends Fawzi and Mahmoud are obsessed with soccer. For the past several years, the teenagers have been stuck in Zaatari, the world's largest camp for Syrian refugees, located in Jordan. With uncertain legal status and an interrupted education, their prospects are limited. On the local soccer pitch, however, they ... more

Friday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 8
$9.00

Gaza mon amour
Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser - Palestine, France - 87 mins

Issa (Salim Daw), stoic and settled into bachelor living, carries a secret torch for Siham (Hiam Abbass). While fishing one night, Issa brings in an unexpected haul. Instead of the usual fish, his net emerges from the Mediterranean with an anatomically correct statue of Apollo in an excited state. Under the cover of darkness, Issa takes the statue home. When ... more

Wednesday, June 9 - Sunday, June 13
$9.00

Red Soil
Farid Bentoumi - France - 90 mins

Portraying a nurse named Nour, César-winner Zita Hanrot (Fatima) delivers an extraordinary performance at the unflinching eye of this environmental thriller's storm. When Nour is put on probation after a fatal accident in the emergency room, she takes charge of the infirmary of the chemical factory where her father (Sami Bouajila, César-winner for André Téchiné's ... more

Wednesday, June 9 - Sunday, June 13
$9.00

Skies of Lebanon
Chloé Mazlo - France - 90 mins

Beirut was once considered the Paris of the Middle East, and it is to this sophisticated but welcoming urban oasis that a young rural Swiss woman, Alice (Alba Rohrwacher), escapes in the 1950s. Alice falls in love with an eccentric astronomer, Joseph (Wajdi Mouawad), and marries him (and his extended family). Life is blissful disorder until interrupted, in ... more

Friday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 8
$9.00

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