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The Worthy - Closing Night

Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/29/17 at 7:00PM - 10/29/17 at 9:00PM

Event Details

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The Worthy
Sun.,Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm
Followed by a Closing Party, $20.00
Part social commentary, and part sheer thrill ride, The Worthy is breathless, an audacious ripping up the script of what to expect from an Arabic language film. Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa (City of LifeArabian Sights 2010 and From A to BArabian Sights 2015) makes his most ambitious, mature film to date with The Worthy, a visually spectacular dystopian take on an Arab world torn apart by social disorder. A prologue shows us a truck driver picking up a hitchhiker. The man, his face hollow with distress, warns the driver to beware the black flags before he disappears into the distance. Heeding the hitchhiker’s warning, the driver moves to an abandoned warehouse with his children and a small group of survivors, seeking refuge with the only clean remaining water source in the area. When two visitors infiltrate their compound, they soon become pawns in a test for survival, where only one of them shall be chosen worthy. –BFI London Film Festival
United Arab Emirates, Directed by Ali F.
Mostafa, 2017, 99 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.
with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 


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

Sunday, October 29th at 7:00PM - Sunday, October 29th 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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