Events in Amman, June 20 – 26


This week’s cultural agenda is dominated by films; thanks to the Franco-Arab Film Festival which kicked off yesterday. Enjoy two screenings daily of interesting films from France and all over the Arab World.

There’s also a classical music concert to mark the end of the Spanish EU presidency, and Emad Alaeddin is playing at Souq Jara Theater. You also have ongoing exhibitions, talks, films at Darat al-Funun and the Shoman Foundation. It’s not the busiest of calendars as calendars go, but in the midst of World Cup mania, we can’t complain.

Sunday June 20, 2010

Book of the Week, Presentation and Discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

16th Franco Arab Film festival

The Time that Remains by Elia Suleiman (Fiction – France/Palestine), Al Hussein Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.

Farewell Gary by Nassim Amaouche (Fiction – France), Royal Film Commission, 9:00 pm.

From Elia Suleiman's Film: The Time that Remains

From Elia Suleiman's Film: The Time that Remains

Monday June 21, 2010

Poster

Lachrymae

Spanish Presidency of the European Union 2010 Closing Ceremony, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm.

Lecture, Shoman Cultural Forum, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm.

16th Franco Arab Film festival

Casanegra by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari (Fiction – Morocco), Al Hussein Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.

Fairouz by Frédéric Mitterrand (Documentary – France/Lebanon), Royal Film Commission, 9:00 pm.

Oriental Groove Mix, Books at Cafe, 10:00 pm.

Tuesday June 22, 2010

Film: Al Mas’ala Al Kubra (The Great Question) by Mohamed Shukri Jameel (Iraq), in the presence of the director Mohamed Shukri Jameel, Darat al-Funun, 8:00 pm

16th Franco Arab Film festival

The Long Night by Hatem Ali (Fiction – Syria), Al Hussein Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.

Every Day is a Holiday by Dima el-Horr (Fiction – France/Lebanon), Royal Film Commission, 9:00 pm.

Every Day is a Holiday

Every Day is a Holiday

Wednesday June 23, 2010

Music: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Prince Hashem Park/al-Hashmi al-Shamali, 8:00 pm.

heliopolis_aff16th Franco Arab Film festival

Heliopolis by Ahmad Abdalla (Fiction – Egypt), Al Hussein Cultural Center, 6:30 pm.

Fix me by Raed Andoni (Documentary – France/Palestine), Royal Film Commission, 9:00 pm.

Thursday June 24, 2010

Lecture: Observation of Exoplanets, lecturer: Eng. Khaled Tell, Jordanian Writers Association/Shmeisani, 6:30 pm.

16th Franco Arab Film festival

London River by Rachid Bouchareb (Fiction – France/Algeria), Al Hussein Cultural Center, 8:30 pm.

Friday June 25, 2010
Souq Jara, Jabal Amman – First Circle – JARA Street (Fawzy Malouf St.), 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.


Emad Alaeddin live
, Souq Jara Theater, 7:30 pm.

Emad Alaeddin

Emad Alaeddin

16th Franco Arab Film festival
Focus on Algerian cinema curated by Ahmed Bedjaoui, Royal Film Commission, 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

Saturday June 26, 2010

Antiques Market, 6 Ba’ounieh street/Jabal Luweibdeh, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

16th Franco Arab Film festival
Focus on Algerian cinema curated by Ahmed Bedjaoui, Royal Film Commission, 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm.