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Please join us for the opening of the 20th Annual Arab Film Festival with the US Premiere of CLASH

This year, the Arab Film Festival is going bigger and bolder than ever: we are honored to host the US premiere of Clash, the Egyptian entry to the 2017 Oscars. Tickets are on sale, and bound to sell out, so snatch yours right away. And we will be making a special announcement on Opening Night, you won’t want to miss it!

OPENING NIGHT: CLASH (ESHTEBAK)
Directed by Mohamed Diab
Egypt, 2016

Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm, Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, San Francisco)
US Premiere

Special guests expected to attend.

Synopsis: Cairo, summer of 2013 – two years after the Egyptian revolution. In the wake of the ouster of Islamist president Morsi, a police truck full of detained demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds roams through violent protests. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?

Described as “bravura filmmaking with a kick-in-the-gut message” by the Hollywood Reporter, Clash was widely praised after opening Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival just a few months ago. Mohamed Diab’s film is set entirely within a padded wagon, traveling through the streets of Cairo in 2013, as supporters of Morsi’s toppled government and Muslim Brotherhood members fight each other inside and out. It is a hard hitting, intense action movie that will leave you at the edge of your seat, while challenging you.

Note: Clash is an intense movie, not for young children

 

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