Tickets are available online and at the door. $7 for Museum Members $9 for non-Musuem Members. I suggest that we meet in the lower lobby at 7 pm to stake out our seats. The film festivals are usually pretty packed, you may wish to purchase tickets in advance and to arrive early. 2 films will be shown for 1 price and I suggest the following films:
Dir: Reem Munir Katami
In a barbaric political regime, who is the real prisoner – the guard who reinforces the policies of the oppressor, or the one behind bars? This animated short examines the dialogue between an advocate for the right of civilians to demonstrate peacefully for basic human rights and the enforcer of laws. Arabic w/ English subtitles.
Dir: Omar Shargawi, Karim El Hakim
This is a personal story from the Arab Spring: a group of friends living in downtown Cairo struggle to stay together during the first chaotic days of the Egyptian Revolution. It’s the first film that considers the January 25 uprising an incomplete revolution. In English.
Official Competition, 2011 Dubai Int’l Film Festival
Official Selection, 2012 Sundance Film Festival
“Almost diary-like in its intimacy, 1/2 Revolution is a thrilling first-person action movie empowered by immediacy.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire.com
ATTENDING THE 2013 ARAB FILM FESTIVAL
All screenings take place in the intimate 156-seat Auditorium on the Lower Level of the Arab American National Museum (AANM), 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan.
Free, lighted parking is available in the municipal lot behind the Museum; enter lot by turning north from Michigan Avenue onto Neckel Street, immediately west of the AANM.
For driving directions, click HERE or call 313.582.2266. For further information, call[masked] or email [masked]. http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/arabfilmfest_2013