For years, the Houston Palestine Film Festival has presented audiences with award-winning comedies, dramas, and documentaries from a rich and growing Palestinian cinema movement. The landmark 10th edition may be the festival’s most ambitious. From two-time Oscar nominee Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now; Omar) comes The Idol, based on Arab Idol winner and singing sensation Mohammed Assaf; Amber Fares’ Speed Sisters is a raucously funny documentary about the Arab world’s first all-woman professional auto racing team. Mai Masri presents 3000 Nights, her debut feature-length drama. And from Palestinian provocateurs Arab and Tarzan Nasser comes Dégradé, set in a Gaza hair salon. HPFF screenings continue at Rice Cinema on May 20, 21, 27 and 28.
Film festival tickets are $10 general admission.
Museum members, students with ID, and seniors (65+) receive a $2 discount.