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We’re close to the start of the unending stream of Halloween-related activities, but the rest of the world doesn’t stop in October. There are plenty of film happenings around DC this month, so let’s talk about one of the cooler ones, the twentieth anniversary of the Arabian Sights Film Festival.
Sponsored by Filmfest DC and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Arabian Sights is one of DC’s best annual showcases of Arab cinema, and it takes place in our backyard at the AMC Mazza Gallerie in Friendship Heights. From October 16th to October 25th, you can catch ten new films, as well as a discussion panel titled The New Arab Cinema. On the 24th, you are also invited to a free happy hour event celebrating twenty years of the festival.
Each screening costs $13, which is a pretty good price. You can buy tickets in advance from the Filmfest DC website, or you can buy them at the door. Either way, this should all be very tempting for fans of world cinema. If you need to get a little culture in before everything turns to skeletons in a few weeks, Arabian Sights is only a quick walk from AU campus.