Tulsa’s first Arab Film Fest arrives at Circle Cinema
Tulsa, Oklahoma. –Tickets are on sale now for the Arab Film Fest Tulsa at Circle Cinema, with six film programs showing from Thursday October 21 through Sunday October 24.
In partnership with award-winning Arab-American arts organization Mizna and the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, the Arab Film Fest will share a range of contemporary Arab, Arab-American and Southwest Asian and North African voices (SWANA ) with Tulsans from all walks of life.
The festival seeks to present a deeply under-represented cinematic world of these groups, with stories, documentaries and short films reflecting a multiplicity of concerns and contemporary lives.
Tickets are on sale now on CircleCinema.org, with individual programs available on a sliding scale to make the festival more accessible to all. Participants can pay $ 5, $ 7, or $ 9 for each general admission ticket. Festival passes are also available for $ 30 and include admission to all six programs with priority seating, Mizna swag, and a VIP lanyard.
“This festival is not just a celebration of the richness of independent Arab cinema today. It’s also kind of a little celebration of the ever growing cultural diversity and curiosity of Tulsa, where we have the institutions and the audience to have all kinds of experimental projects like Arab Film Fest Tulsa ”, said Moheb Soliman, an interdisciplinary artist from Tulsa and former Mizna Program Director who organizes the festival in Tulsa. He continued, “I am delighted to be a part of this juncture and to be able to bring Mizna’s work to our community.”
For more than twenty years, Mizna has created a decolonized cultural space to reflect the expansion of the Arab-American community and to foster exchange, examine ideas, and engage audiences in meaningful art.
All screenings will take place at the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave Tulsa OK 74104. For more information, visit CircleCinema.org/Arab-Film-Fest-Tulsa.