Twin Cities Arab Film Festival Opening Night
Mizna’s 12th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival opens with the engaging and music-filled drama Tramontane, directed by Vatche Boulghourjian. The story follows a young blind musician whose quiet life quickly unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card is a forgery. Searching for answers, he travels across Lebanon to find a record of his birth, but discovers further complexities tied both to Lebanon’s past and his own origins. Realizing it might be impossible to reconcile his legal self with his family roots, he finds solace in music. 2016, DCP, in Arabic with English subtitles, 105 minutes.
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Opening-Night After Party
Join us in the Garden Terrace Room for a free after party featuring local Syrian electronic musician Hello Psychaleppo. The multimedia performance is hosted by Mizna and the Walker.
The Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
September 27–October 1, 2017
Mizna’s 12th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival showcases films made by Arab filmmakers from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia, and more. The opening-night screening, copresented by Mizna and the Walker, is presented in the Walker Cinema. All other festival films will be screened at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis), in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival is supported by premier sponsors the Left Tilt Fund and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Additional support is provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Knight Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. For a full schedule and ticket information, visit mizna.org.