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In Partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

Members-Only Evening Film Screening

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1P0614

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Reservations are required.

As part of the month-long Francophonie Cultural Festival DC, the Embassy of Morocco and Smithsonian Associates present Dallas (2016, 106 mins., Arabic with English subtitles), a black comedy directed by Mohamed Ali El Mejboud.

The popular Moroccan film follows the misadventures of a broke film director nicknamed Dallas. The director’s desperate need for cash leads him to join forces with a wealthy businessman in making a film about the man’s grandfather. As shooting begins, the production hits a snag: The lead actor dies of a heart attack. Dallas is left with no choice but to continue shooting…with the actor’s dead body.

Larbi R’Miki, the embassy’s head of public diplomacy, introduces the film, and there is also an opportunity to ask questions following the screening while enjoying some light refreshments. 

View the trailer.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)