2018 FESTIVAL SHOWS

Here I Am…Here You Are - Saturday, May 5th

Starting on May 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Online ticketing is available up until 45 minutes before each show. Tickets can then be purchased at the door.
  • 1:00 pm – Matinee – Film: Here I Am…Here You Are – After film discussion with director Raed Rafei
    Group discounts for 10 or more "Regular Admission" tickets will be automatically applied at the checkout.
  • 7:00 pm – Early Show – Film: Sheikh Jackson – After film discussion with star Ahmad Alfishaway
  • 10:00 pm – Late Show – Film: Photocopy

Reception with complimentary Arabic food and refreshments between evening shows, with the purchase of a ticket!

Here I Am...Here You Are (Eccomi...Eccoti)
Lebanon, Italy, 68 mins
Genre: Documentary
Arabic/French/Italian/English subtitles

Eccomi ... Eccoti unfolds as a virtual road trip navigating between Italy and Lebanon. Conditioned to live in a long-distance relationship with his partner because of strict European visa regulations, the director patches together the moments shared together in an attempt to create a possible day-to-day reality for their couple.

With a lyrical, ambient soundscape set atop a dreamy, atmospheric visual style that oscillates between still photography and moving images, the film explores what it means to be gay in contemporary Beirut and the aches of psychic pain that blocks one from reaching a sense of “complete-ness” with one’s self. Does such in-completeness have to do, in particular, with being gay? Or is it related to a grander malaise endemic to the human condition?

Featuring a Skype-in with director Raed Rafei

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