From the obscure to the Oscar-worthy, the Arab Film Festival presents a thoughtful, provocative selection of films by and about Arabs and Arab Americans. Mark your calendars now for this entertaining weekend affair. Scroll down to view the full lineup.
Friday at 7:00 p.m.
West Bank Story
Dir: Ari Sandel
22 min / 2005
West Bank Story was awarded the 2006 Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action. It’s a musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands in the West Bank. Israeli solider David falls in love with beautiful Palestinian cashier, Fatima, despite the animosity between their families’ dueling restaurants. Can the couple’s love withstand a century-old conflict and their families’ desire to control the future of the chick pea in the Middle East?