Thank you all for coming to Love, Theft, and Other Entanglements last month! It was a big success, with over 200 movie lovers who showed up to support Arab Cinema.

And if you missed it, here’s your chance to make up for it. We are excited to announce the next two screenings of the ARAB FILM SERIES, in collaboration with Yalla Arabi, and Berkeley City College (BCC). If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, catch some of the hottest films that have screened at AFF over the years.

Screenings are FREE and open to the public but you MUST register on Eventbrite to guarantee your seat(s).

Upcoming screenings:

Friday 04/01 Speed Sisters

Friday 04/29 Mars at Sunrise



The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could. RSVP here and read our interview with director Amber Fares.

SPEED SISTERS – Official Festival Trailer from SocDoc Studios on Vimeo.



A painter’s resistance, courage and spirit can never be imprisoned in this highly stylized story of the conflict of two frustrated artists on either side of Israel’s militarized borders.

Inspired by the creative journey of renowned Palestinian artist in exile Hani Zurob and on true stories and testimonies from the region, we witness expression, confinement, torture, jealousy, courage and freedom as both artists from each culture strive to paint a picture of life surrounded by conflict.

Mars at Sunrise stars Ali Suliman as Khaled (Paradise Now, Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film); Guy El Hanan as Eyal (accomplished playwright and an Israeli radio personality); and Haale Gafori as Azzadeh (a singer based in Brooklyn and author of the film’s original poetry). The soundtrack features six languages (English, Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish, Farsi and Arabic) and was produced by Tamir Muskat of the Balkan Beat Box, with original music by Itamar Ziegler and Mohsen Subhi. Directed by Jessica Habie.

RSVP here.

Mars at Sunrise Trailer HD from Mars At Sunrise on Vimeo.

The Arab Film Series is a series of free screenings organized by the Arab Film Festival, in collaboration with Yalla Arabi, and Berkeley City College (BCC). Screenings are usually scheduled for the last Friday of the month, but please note, there won’t be a screening in March, and instead we’ll show two movies in April. Come to the Berkeley City College Multimedia at 2050 Center St, Berkeley, California 94704, screenings start at 6:30 pm.