I love foreign films, and independent films as they are more real and have little of that Hollywood prescribed script! I just found out about this film festival; the Mizna Arab Film Festival begins tomorrow (details below)
Here is an article with highlights on the festival.
Most of the movies at this film festival are from the Middle East, however, there are a few from Northern Africa: Morocco and Algeria.
Mizna’s Arab Film Festival was designed to meet two basic needs: to introduce authentic Arab and Muslim culture to the American public, and to offer the Arab-Muslim communities in the US a genuine forum where complex, even sensitive issues can be freely and safely discussed.
Date: Thursday, October 16th to October 19th
Venue: The Historic Heights Theater, 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Tickets: $5 for students; $8 General Admission
Click here for shows.