The Blessed
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Blessed

 
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The Man Behind The Microphone
Oct
3
9:15 PM21:15
Q&A

The Man Behind The Microphone

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Heaven Without People
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Heaven Without People

 
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Investigating Paradise
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Investigating Paradise

 
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Zagros
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Zagros

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The Journey
Sep
30
7:45 PM19:45

The Journey

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Induced Labor
Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

Induced Labor

 
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Listen
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00
Q&A

Listen

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Beauty And The Dogs
Sep
29
8:30 PM20:30

Beauty And The Dogs

 
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The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
Sep
29
5:15 PM17:15
Q&A

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

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Les Petits Chats
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Les Petits Chats

 
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Listen
Sep
27
7:15 PM19:15
Q&A

Listen

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Induced Labor
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Induced Labor

 
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Zagros
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00
Q&A

Zagros

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The Journey
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Journey

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Investigating Paradise
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Investigating Paradise

 
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Heaven Without People
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Heaven Without People

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The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
Sep
23
2:30 PM14:30
Q&A

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

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The Man Behind The Microphone
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Man Behind The Microphone

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Beauty And The Dogs
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Beauty And The Dogs

 
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Les Petits Chats
Sep
21
7:45 PM19:45

Les Petits Chats

 
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The Blessed
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Blessed

 
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Wajib
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Wajib

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HEDI (INHEBBEK HEDI)
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

HEDI (INHEBBEK HEDI)

Hedi (Inhebbek Hedi) / Mohamed Ben Attia

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Winner of the Best First Feature award as well as the Silver Bear for Best Actor (for Majd Mastoura), this is both a touching, provocative portrait of male suffocation in traditional Muslim society and a universal tale of having to choose between love and duty. Hedi is a passive young man listlessly drifting through life while his overbearing mother organizes his marriage, his boss rules his schedule, and his brother dictates his behavior. And then he meets a free-spirited woman who lights a passion inside him, and he finally comes into his own. “Quiet but pungent and featuring vibrant performances, it offers further evidence that the rebirth of Tunisian cinema is underway,” says The Hollywood Reporter. 

Source: Jacob Burns Film Center


2016. 88 m. NR. Tunisia/Belgium/France. Arabic with subtitles

Thursday, September 28 at 8:00 PM

 

 
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LAST MEN IN ALEPPO
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Last Men in Aleppo / Firas Fayyad

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Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives. Incorporating moments of both heart-pounding suspense and improbable beauty, the documentary draws us into the lives of three of its founders – Khaled, Subhi, and Mahmoud – as they grapple with the chaos around them and struggle with an ever-present dilemma: do they flee or stay and fight for their country. 

Source: Press Kit

2017. 110 m. NR. Syria/Denmark. Arabic with subtitles

 

Thursday, September 28 at 5:00 PM

 
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THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT

The Nile Hilton Incident / Tarik Saleh

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival, this stunning political thriller is based on a true story. Just weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution that would eventually oust President Hosni Mubarak, Noredin Mustafa, an ordinary police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a beautiful club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. When he realizes that what initially seems to be a crime of passion is something that cuts to the heart of the country’s untouchable power elite, he decides to break the rules in the name of justice, putting him on a crash course not only with the system but with himself as
well.

Source: Jacob Burns Film Center

2017. 106 m. NR. Egypt/Sweden/Denmark/Germany. Arabic with subtitles

Wednesday, September 27 at 8:00 PM

 

 
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GHOST HUNTING (ISTIYAD ASHBAH)
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

GHOST HUNTING (ISTIYAD ASHBAH)

Ghost Hunting (Istiyad Ashbah) / Raed Andoni

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Director Raed Andoni places an ad in a Ramallah newspaper, looking for former inmates of West Jerusalem's notorious interrogation and detention center, Moskobiya. After gathering the applicants, he arranges for a replica of the facility’s interrogation rooms and cells to be built to scale and in this realistic setting the men reenact their experience as prisoners. This exploration of unresolved trauma and its effects is a tough and challenging experience for everyone involved—one that’s raised its share of controversy, even as the film has won the Original Documentary award at the Berlinale. 

Source: Jacob Burns Film Center

2017. 94 m. NR. Palestine/Qatar. Arabic with subtitles.

Wednesday, September 27 at 5:00 PM

 

 
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CLASH
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

CLASH

Clash / Mohamed Diab

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Police in Tahrir Square arrest and lock up a group of Muslim Brotherhood government supporters along with anti-regime demonstrators. This hard-hitting drama from Mohamed Diab (Cairo 678 - ANA 2012) is filmed entirely inside the paddy wagon where the opposing protestors are confined in all-too-close proximity. It’s “a rather amazing New Wave–style drama that combines claustrophobic intimacy with some logistically epic scene-setting” (Guardian)—a stunning, bravura piece of filmmaking.

Source: Jacob Burns Film Center

2016. 97 m. NR. Egypt. Arabic with subtitles

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30 PM

 

     
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    TRAMONTANE
    Sep
    26
    5:00 PM17:00

    TRAMONTANE

    Tramontane / Vatche Boulghourjian

    US PREMIERE

    Rabih is a blind musician from a small Lebanese village whose band is about to embark on an international trip. He needs a passport. But going to the passport office to perform the mundane task of submitting paperwork proves to be the beginning of a trip of a whole other kind. First, the officials tell him his ID is fake, and then they send him off to find his birth certificate. This document proves elusive, so Rabih gets a blood test—and it’s soon revealed that he has lived his whole life in a web of misinformation, as each question he asks reveals a new layer of family deceit and willful amnesia.


    2015. 105 m. NR. Lebanon. Arabic with subtitles.

    Tuesday, September 26 at 5 PM

     

       
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      THE DARK WIND (RESEBA)
      Sep
      25
      7:30 PM19:30

      THE DARK WIND (RESEBA)

      The Dark Wind (Reseba) / Hussein Hassan Ali

      NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - SKYPE WITH DIRECTOR

      Reko and Pero, a young Yazidi couple, are preparing for their wedding when ISIS fighters attack their village, capturing Pero, along with other women and girls. As they are sold as slaves and subjected to the most horrifying abuses, Reko holds onto hope that he will find his fiancée and that they can be together again. Can their love endure the unthinkable? This powerful drama, winner of the Best Film prize at several festivals, is the first narrative feature to deal with the genocide of the Yazidi people, the much-persecuted ethnic and religious minority from the Shingal region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Chilling and potent, The Dark Wind is not to be missed.

      Source: Jacob Burns Film Center
      2016. 92 m. NR. Iraq/Germany/Syria/Qatar. Kurdish with subtitles.

       

      Monday, September 25 at 7:30 PM

       
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