Houston Palestine Film Festival 2010

WHAT: 4th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival

WHEN: May 14-16 & May 21-23 with a Rooftop Kick-off Party on May 13

WHERE: Rice Media Center (May 14-16) & The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (May 21-23)

Houston (April 17, 2010) –The Houston Palestine Film Festival is proud to bring Houston another year of great films and thoughtful discussion with its 4th annual film festival. Last year’s event highlights included a powerful reading by Palestinian-American poet Suheir Hammad, a number of riveting films including Annemarie Jacir’s Salt of this Sea, and Q & A sessions with filmmakers Mahdi Fleifel, Annemarie Jacir and Detroit hip-hop artist Invincible. The unprecedented success of 2009’s festival program resulted in HPFF winning the Houston Press Best of Houston award for Best Film Festival!

And though 2009 was a good year for HPFF, this year’s program encompasses an even wider range of films that highlight the unique strength and struggle of the Palestinian people. Each night will focus on a specific theme, including an evening dedicated to the work and life of Mahmoud Darwish, a spotlight on Gaza, and a night honoring the spirit and beauty of women. The film screenings will be followed by special performances, including performances by M-1 (of Dead Prez) and Sabreena da Witch, as well as panel discussions and receptions.

The first weekend of the film festival will feature evening screenings at the Rice Media Center that begin at 7 pm. Sunday’s afternoon screening begins at 3 pm. The following and last weekend of the festival will feature evening screenings that begin at 7 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Sunday’s MFAH screening will begin at 2 pm. Please visit www.hpff.org for full line up and information.

And what is a film festival without a kick-off party to get things started right? HPFF will host a kick-off party on the rooftop at KHON’S in the heart of midtown Houston on May 13 at 7 pm. There will be food and drinks, live entertainment including dabka, break dancing and a dj. The HPFF kick-off party is a great opportunity to mingle with all the awesome HPFF organizers and supporters for a small contribution of $5 a person.

HPFF would like to thank all of our generous donors, volunteers and supporters. Thank YOU!

Parking will be available onsite at both Rice Media Center and MFAH for a small fee. Ticket price per evening is $10. For more information or to buy your tickets online, please visit www.hpff.org.

Brigitte Zabak
(e): brigitte@hpff.org

2010 Houston Palestine Film Festival Line-up:


Thursday - May 13th 7:00 PM
2808 Milam

DABKA (traditional Palestinian dance)
and more!
(see Facebook invite here: