American Arab goes on the road

This weekend Big Sky Documentary Film Festival hosted the North American premiere of American Arab. The screening kicks off a run of first US festival dates for Usama Alshaibi's film, which had its world premiere at IDFA in November 2013.

Upcoming cities/festivals for American Arab include CAAMFest in San Francisco (Usama will attend) and the Geneva Film Festival in Illinois. Gordon Quinn will take the film to the Cleveland International Film Festival, and Usama himself will be in Chicago for what promises to be big homecoming as the closing night film at Chicago Underground Film Festival on April 6th. The film will then play in Sweden at the Stockholm Film Festival JUnior, in a special program aimed at children 11-16 years old.

See below for more details on each event, and follow the film on Facebook for continued updates on new dates and locations as we add them, or email to inquire about screening the film.

Geneva - Geneva Film Festival
Friday, March 7 at 9:30 PM

San Francisco - CAAMFest
March 15, 2014 12:20 pm - Usama Alshaibi & Gordon Quinn attending.
March 18, 2014 7:00 pm - Usama Alshaibi & Gordon Quinn attending.

Cleveland - Cleveland International Film Festival
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Gordon Quinn attending.
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:10 PM - Gordon Quinn attending.

Chicago - Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM - Usama Alshaibi attending.

Stockholm - Stockhom Film Festival Junior
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9am
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 9am
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9am

Here's a review of American Arab left by a Big Sky viewer on the Kartemquin Facebook Page: "Incredibly intimate loving and out of the box complicated exploration into nationhood..ethnicity..home and family. Loved it..Mabruk!"

American Arab - Documentary trailer (2013) from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.