"Tel Aviv on Fire" Film Screening

July 29, 2019 7:30 PM    Screening

Add to Calendar 07/29/2019 7:30 PM 07/29/2019 9:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Screening: "Tel Aviv on Fire" Film Screening see details at: www.lawac.org Pacific Design Center: 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90068 Los Angeles World Affairs Council reservations@lawac.org false MM/DD/YYYY

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***Film screenings like these are a benefit of membership with the LA World Affairs Council. If you would like to become a member and attend this screening, please call Tracy Navichoque at (424) 258-6160.***

The film begins at 7:30; doors will open at 7.

Limit two (2) tickets per member

On Monday, July 29 at 7:30 pm, The Markaz and Cohen Media Group present a special director's screening of Sameh Zoabi's new satire, Tel Aviv on Fire, with support from the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. A Q & A with the director follows the screening moderated by actor-producer Waleed Zuaiter ("Omar", "The Men Who Stare at Goats", "London Has Fallen"). 

Community sponsors include the Hollywood Bureau of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and LA Jews for Peace. 

Synopsis: A production grunt on a popular Palestinian television show in Ramallah, Salam (Kais Nashif) is a 30-something Jerusalamite who has to cross a checkpoint each day to get to work. Tel Aviv on Fire is popular among both Israeli and Palestinian viewers, and upon discovery that Salam works on the show and is close to its star (Lubna Azabal), Assi—an over-zealous border officer—decides he's going to have a roll to play in the series' storyline—especially after Salam tells him that he's a writer on the show. When Assi insists that his ideas be incorporated into the action if Salam wants to pass the checkpoint everyday, the hapless Salam ingratiates himself with the show's star and begins to develop a new identity as a writer. Obviously, nothing goes as planned.