May 06, Sunday

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Directed by Benh Zeitlin
USA | PG-13 | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | English | 93 min
Venue: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Manarat Al Saadiyat
Time: May 5, 7:00pm, May 6, 7:30pm

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural order is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

Smoke That Travels (2016)

Directed by Kayla Briët
USA | PG | Short | English | 13 min
Venue: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Manarat Al Saadiyat
Time: May 5, 7:00pm, May 6, 7:30pm

What happens when a story is forgotten? “Smoke That Travels” is a personal documentary by Kayla Briët that explores preservation and loss of culture and her own identity as Prairie Band Potawatomi.