Arabian Sights Returns: Award-Winners & Virtual Reality Inbox
Date(s) - 10/18/2019 - 10/27/2019
AMC Mazza Gallerie Theatres
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WASHINGTON, DC – Arab Blues, winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Audience Award and It Must be Heaven, winner of the Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize, headline the 24th Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival. Also highlighted will be Advocate, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Adam, Morocco’s first Oscar submission by a women director, and the moving Iraqi virtual reality documentary Home After War. All films are screened with English subtitles.
WHAT: 24th Arabian Sights Film Festival
WHEN: October 18 – 27, 2019
WHERE: Screenings will be held at AMC Mazza Gallerie Theatres, 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC
TICKETS: $14 per ticket unless otherwise noted. Discount Package – 10 tickets for $100 (does not include Opening Night). Student discount available at the theater. Tickets can be purchased on our website, filmfestdc.org/arabiansights.
WHY: The Arabian Sights Film Festival showcases the newest and most intriguing films exploring issues facing the Arab region. The festival highlights quality cinema from a region often overlooked in mainstream American theaters. Select guest film directors will be present at their screenings to offer a unique insight to the filmmaking process. The Washington, DC International Film Festival is the parent organization of Arabian Sights. This year, Arabian Sights is presented by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC.
MORE INFORMATION: For more information visit filmfestdc.org/arabiansights. A complete slate release with updates on additional special events and guests, as well as descriptions, sponsors, and schedule will follow in early October.
FULL PRESS RELEASE IS ATTACHED
The Arabian Sights Film Festival is presented by the Embassy of the United Arab Embassy and supported by the University of the District of Columbia, Crescent Enterprises, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, The Middle East Institute, The Arab Gulf States Institute, The Jerusalem Fund, El Gouna Film Festival, Sahouri Insurance & Financial, Georgetown Design Group, and Hartford Technology.
The full festival schedule and further details are posted on our website at filmfestdc.org/arabiansights