Brueggeman center co-sponsors Middle Eastern film festival
Festival explores rich diversity of Middle Eastern film through the work of filmmakers based in Israel, Jordan, Iran and the United States
01/03/05The Edward B. Brueggeman center for dialogue, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Film Society, the Hillel Jewish Student Center of Cincinnati and the World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati are co-sponsoring a Middle Eastern film festival, Jan. 12, 13, 15 and 16, at Fath Auditorium in the art museum. The festival will explore the rich diversity of Middle Eastern film through the work of filmmakers based in Israel, Jordan, Iran and the United States. The sessions will culminate with a discussion on the festival’s final day.
The festival kicks off Jan. 12 with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7:30 by several short films from the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative. The Jan. 13 program starts at 5:30 p.m. with "An Iranian Perspective: Life in Short Film," followed at 7:30 p.m. by the film “Deserted Station.” Activities on Jan. 15 begin at 1:00 p.m. with the film “Forget Baghdad,” followed at 3:00 p.m. with "An Iranian Perspective: Life in Short Film" and at 7:30 p.m. by the film “Alila.” The festival comes to a close on Jan. 16 with a 1:00 p.m. screening of “Forget Baghdad” and a 3:00 p.m. panel discussion.
General admission is $6 per day, $18 for the entire festival; admission for members of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Film Society or Xavier University students is $4 per day, $12 for the entire festival. Reservations are required. For information call 513 721-ARTS or go online at www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.