Ultimately, The Virgin, the Copts and Me is about what it portrays but also what it conveys. Each audience member at that screening came away with a very personal feeling. Mine was a resolve to continue to believe in the magical power of cinema.
This month, an exceptional film about Suu Kyi and her struggles, directed by Luc Besson and titled The Lady comes to U.S. screens. It is a film that reminded me why I love cinema.
This must be a bittersweet week for filmmaker Nadine Labaki. Her latest film Where Do We Go Now? (W Halla' La Wein?) is being screened to sold-out audiences at Sundance, and yet it failed to get into the Best Foreign Film race for this year's Academy Awards.
Black Gold is based on the 1957 book South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia by travel enthusiast and sometime race car driver Hans Ruesch, who was born in Naples of Swiss parents.
The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is the kind of event that can make all other film festivals seem unexciting.
The Fabulous Picture Show is hosted and produced by Amanda Palmer. With her grace and professional strength, she could cinematically unite the Arab and Western worlds.