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Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/28/17 at 7:00PM - 10/28/17 at 9:00PM

Event Details

If you would like to purchase tickets for more than one film, please click on one of the following two options:

- Festival Pass (Minimum of 10 Films at discounted rate)

- Arabian Sights Shopping Cart (No Minimum, regular rates apply)


TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe1K5hl9nPo
Sat., Oct. 28, at 7:00 pm
This Filmfest DC comedy hit is back by popular demand! Therese is the wife of a mayor of a small Lebanese village. The highly anticipated visit of her daughter’s suitor’s family causes much excitement. Therese’s brother, who was killed during fighting with Syrian troops 20 years ago, still features heavily in the family’s home and looms large through photographs all around the house. Therese shares her happiness with her deceased brother—through his photographs — until she discovers that her long-awaited guests are from Syria. When Therese cannot contain her personal prejudices, the film turns increasingly farcical as she makes outlandish attempts to thwart the union. With charming performances, this film successfully balances warm-hearted laughs with timely social insight.–Various sources 
Lebanon/Jordan/Egypt, Directed by Sophie Boutros, 2016, 92 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.


Parking: $2 - 3 hours or $5 - 4 hours of reduced-rate parking available in garage with validation.


When and Where

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

Saturday, October 28th at 7:00PM - Saturday, October 28th at 9:00PM


Arabian Sights Film Festival

The 22nd Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival returns with a new and exciting program featuring groundbreaking works from North Africa to the Arabian Gulf. This year's Closing Event features The Worthy, a new film by Emirati filmmaker, Ali Mostafa, whose earlier work City of Life was winner of the Arabian Sights Audience Award in 2010. An Audience Award for favorite film will be presented. Also offered this year will be the Cultural Ambassador Prize sponsored by The Arab Gulf States Institute of Washington. Select directors will accompany their films to conduct post-screening discussions with the audience. Please check back often for updates on films, guests, and events. All films will be screened with English subtitles.

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