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Blessed Benefit
Mahmoud al Massad - Jordan - 83 mins

In this sly comedy, the middle-aged, scrawny, bespectacled Ahmad doesn't belong in prison. But when the quiet contractor and father of two is charged with fraud over an unfortunate business deal, things spiral out of control. The unreliability of his cousin and would-be savior leads to a comic series of miscommunications with the police ... more

Friday, October 20
6:30 PM
$13.00
Friday, October 20
6:30 PM
Sunday, October 22
4:00 PM
$13.00
Sunday, October 22
4:00 PM

A Day for Women
Kamla Abu Zekry - Egypt - 111 mins

Opening film of the Cairo International Film Festival and official selection at the BFI London Film Festival, A Day for Women is the latest Egyptian film creating international buzz. In the film, the opening of a new swimming pool is the talk of the town — particularly because Sunday has been announced as a day for women. ... more

Friday, October 27
9:00 PM
$13.00
Friday, October 27
9:00 PM
Saturday, October 28
9:00 PM
$13.00
Saturday, October 28
9:00 PM

Foreign Body
Raja Amari - Tunisia, France - 92 mins

An explosive triangle of jealousy, doubt, and attraction erupts in this fourth feature by Satin Rouge director, Raja Amari. Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother, whom she denounced to authorities, young Samia flees her homeland in the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution. She braves hostile seas in the crossing ... more

Saturday, October 21
7:00 PM
$13.00
Saturday, October 21
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 29
5:00 PM
$13.00
Sunday, October 29
5:00 PM

I Still Hide to Smoke
Rayhana - Algeria, France, Greece - 90 mins

A Turkish bath serves as a femme-centric refuge in an Algiers beset by car bombs and baton-waving fundamentalists. Set in the 1990s, when Algerian politics boiled over after the Islamist uprising, I Still Hide to Smoke follows a day-in-the-life of 50-year-old Fatima (Hiam Abbass), who runs a women's bath that becomes the setting ... more

Saturday, October 21
9:00 PM
$13.00
Saturday, October 21
9:00 PM
Sunday, October 22
8:00 PM
$13.00
Sunday, October 22
8:00 PM

In Syria (Insyriated)
Philippe Van Leeuw - Lebanon, Belgium, France - 86 mins

Trapped inside her home in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus. This powerful multi-award winning drama brings audiences a rare look at a conflict zone from the inside... literally. Protected only ... more

Sunday, October 22
6:00 PM
$13.00
Sunday, October 22
6:00 PM
Sunday, October 29
3:00 PM
$13.00
Sunday, October 29
3:00 PM

My Uncle
Nassim Abassi - Morocco - 115 mins

Known for its biting social criticism, My Uncle is a humorous, entertaining film that does not shy away from addressing cultural struggles in the modern world. Alia is a struggling actress living in Rabat with her two roommates. As she attempts to navigate her way in cinema — in spite of the negative perceptions of women ... more

Friday, October 20
8:30 PM
$13.00
Friday, October 20
8:30 PM
Saturday, October 28
4:45 PM
$13.00
Saturday, October 28
4:45 PM

The Originals
Marwan Hamed - Egypt - 125 mins

An Egyptian box office smash hit, The Originals is the latest film from critically acclaimed director Marwan Hamed (The Yacoubian Building) and best-selling novelist Ahmed Mourad (The Blue Elephant). In this visually stunning thriller, Samir (Maged al-Kedwany) works for a bank, provides for his ever-demanding ... more

Saturday, October 21
4:30 PM
$13.00
Saturday, October 21
4:30 PM
Friday, October 27
6:30 PM
$13.00
Friday, October 27
6:30 PM

Solitaire
Sophie Boutros - Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt - 92 mins

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 ... more

Saturday, October 28
7:00 PM
$13.00
Saturday, October 28
7:00 PM

CLOSING NIGHT - followed by a party
The Worthy
Ali F. Mostafa - United Arab Emirates - 99 mins

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 Life, Arabian Sights 2010 and From A to B, Arabian Sights 2015) makes his most ambitious, mature film to date ... more

Sunday, October 29
7:00 PM
$20.00
Sunday, October 29
7:00 PM