21st Arab Film Festival OPENING NIGHT FILM and PARTY

Event has passed (Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Fri Oct 13, 2017)
Castro Theatre
07:30 PM
Film / Television
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Come and celebrate the opening of the 21st Annual Arab Film Festival with Solitaire (Mahbas). 
After over 20 years from opening its doors, the Arab Film Festival this year expanded into the Arab Film and Media Institute. Come celebrate the opening of our festival on October 13th at the Castro Theatre.
SOLITAIREDirected by Sophie BoutrosOpening and Film at 7:30pm 
Parking at Everett Middle School (450 Church Street)
Synopsis: 20 years past the Lebanese-Syrian war, still Thérèse didn’t get over her brother’s death by a Syrian bomb. Today her only daughter is getting engaged. Only when the suitor and his parents are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian. 
VIP Ticket and Pass includes special invitation to the VIP Reception before the film screening, and the After Party at the Mercer (10pm- 255 Rhode Island Street, SF).
You can also buy your All-Access Festival Pass!
Best way to enjoy the festival is selecting a pass package. Want access to all the films including Opening Night? With the Festival Pass you’ll get that access. Want to join us for the parties and special screenings? Then the VIP Festival Pass is the one. There is no wrong option, it’s going to be a great festival.
Festival PassThe Festival Pass gives you access to all the films, in all the cities including Opening and Closing nights. $150
VIP Festival PassGet the VIP treatment. The VIP Festival Pass is more than just about the films. Get access to all the after party, reception and special screenings. $200


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