Film Screening – Arab Film Festival
Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm| $15
Doors at 6:30PM | Film at 7PM
$15 General Admission | $10 Film Club Members
From dating drama in Bahrain and an abandoned Qatari cinemaplex, to wacky Lebanese nuns and land mine explosions, this eclectic mix of 6 whimsical, albeit socially-concerned short format narrative works will take viewers on a journey of humor, self-discovery, and provocation.
Bahrain, UAE, 10 minutes
Mohammed’s traditional search for a bride has resulted in over twelve rejections. As his opportunities seem to be disappearing, he finds hope in wearing his late father’s lucky ring to his next blind date.
Five Boys and a Wheel (2016)
Jordan, 19 minutes
School teacher Sameh tries to settle a petty dispute between his son and a group of boys alongside their less-than-yielding parents.
I Have Been Watching You All Along (2017)
Qatar, 10 minutes
A young Qatari women explores an abandoned cinema as onlookers watch in the shadows. But really: who is watching whom?
Iraq, 11 minutes
The world outside is dangerous inasmuch as it is liberating.
USA, 9 minutes
A group of people comically argue the dynamics of privilege and guilt at a friend’s birthday dinner.
Under the Robes
Lebanon, 20 minutes
An isolated convent, where a group of nuns once lived happily, is visited by the Monsignor. He comes to announce that their land will be sold. During the visit, he accidentally steps on a mine that dates back to war times. Everything goes awry, panic sets in, and the faith is questioned as the madness of each of the characters comes to light…
Jordan, 73 minutes
The Jordanian under-17 women’s soccer team prepares for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, hosted by Jordan in 2016. Coming from different backgrounds, each of the girls has faced a different set of challenges as a national team player. But now they come together to face their biggest challenge yet. Will Anoud make it in the final squad? Will Leen be ready to play in this world-class event with so little time to prepare? Will the odds finally start working for the team? 17 follows their stories while instigating a social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men.