October 2016 - Boston Palestine Film Festival
The Boston Palestine Film Festival returns for its tenth season!
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 7:00p -
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 6:30p
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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Featured films and events:
Opening Night Film: 3000 Nights, by Mai Masri
Director Masri in conversation following the film. Afterparty at Bravo Restaurant, MFA
The works of Mai Masri are featured in a special retrospective during the festival.
10th Anniversary Celebration
DJ, appetizers, dabke and dancing as we celebrate 10 years!
Closing Films: Larissa Sansour Sci-Fi Trilogy
A Space Exodus, Nation Estate, and In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain.
Leila Sansour, the director's sister and an actress in one of the films, will be in conversation following the films.
Special Event: Palestinians, Live!
This year's program also includes the return of last year's sold-out sensation: Palestinians, Live! Presented in conjunction with Palestinians Podcast.
Other feature films include The Idol, Speed Sisters, Recollection, The Curve, Oriented, and Open Bethlehem
Featured guests include Mai Masri (director, 3000 Nights), Kamal Al Jafari (director, Recollection), Amahl Bishara (co-director, Take My Pictures for Me), Alessandra Cinquemani & Silvia Chiarantini (director/producer, Pop Palestine), Jeremy Earp & Loretta Alper (directors, Occupation of the American Mind), and Leila Sansour (director, Open Bethlehem)
Venues: MFA Boston, Somerville Theater, Oberon, Brookline Public Library, Bright Lights Screening Room of Emerson College
The Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) brings Palestine-related cinema, narratives, and culture to New England audiences. The festival features compelling and thought-provoking films, including documentaries, features, rare early works, video art pieces, and new films by emerging artists and youth. These works from directors around the world offer refreshingly honest, self-described, and independent views of Palestine and its history, culture, and geographically dispersed society.
Each year, guest filmmakers from various countries and expert commentators add contextual depth to the films. BPFF also offers ancillary cultural programming including concerts by Palestinian musicians and art exhibits by or about Palestinians.
This initiative is an ongoing program of smaller cultural events, talks, and screenings held throughout the year. In this way, the festival seeks to engage local audiences and sustain Palestinian arts and culture in the city throughout the year, in addition to collaborating with other such festivals in the US and worldwide.