Contemporary Arab Cinema 2017

Sep. 22–28, 2017

This last year has been a whiplash of unexpected events: Brexit, a Trump presidency—culture clashes everywhere we turn. The clashes between Muslims and Christians, Lebanese Christians and Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese, religious extremists and moderates, traditionalists and urbanists all come to a head as the leading theme of the sixth annual edition of Contemporary Arab Cinema.

Get ready for a week of fascinating, provocative movies, engaging conversation, and the opportunity to reconnect with old friends.

Lina Matta, curator

Lina Matta will host every screening.


The Insult Feb. 16–22 The Insult is a modern-day fable about dignity and justice in Lebanon, in which a trivial disagreement between a Palestinian construction…
In Between Mar. 26–27 JBFC Members’ Pre-Sale is now open! TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FEB. 16 AT NOON. “After…

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