he Chicago Palestine Film Festival committee happily announces the selections and schedule for the 10th annual film festival in Chicago this spring. This year’s lineup includes various works from Palestinian, American, European and other filmmakers. The festival will take place from April 15 - 27 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
The opening night feature will be Zahara by acclaimed director Mohammad Bakri. The Chicago Palestine Film Festival will host an opening night reception prior to the film at the Gene Siskel Film Center beginning at 6:30 PM.
Closing night will be a special screening event courtesy of IFC films. Director Elia Suleiman will present his newest film The Time That Remains. Suleiman employs his delicately ironic brand of absurdity to tell the semi-autobiographical story of one middle-class Arab Christian family living in Nazareth from 1948 to the present. Actor-Director Elia Suleiman will be present for audience discussion.
The screenings will be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago's premier venue for independent and world cinema, located at 164 N. State St. For a complete schedule and listing of this year’s films, visit www.palestinefilmfest.com and http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/palestine2011