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20th Arab Film Festival

Very Big Shot

Directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaya

Lebanon / 2015 / 108 mins / Arabic with English subtitles / Color

Very Big Shot

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 9, 2016 6:55 pm

Los Angeles Opener: Very Big Shot

Harmony Gold
October 21, 2016 8:00 pm

Description

A Small time drug-dealer stumbles upon a brilliant way to smuggle amphetamines across the Lebanese border. He enlists the help of an underrated filmmaker and in the process discovers how to slyly manipulate public opinion.

Lebanon’s official entry to the 2017 Oscars

Very Big Shot is the Opening Night film of our Los Angeles edition. Our 8 pm LA screening will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 pm in the presence of  the Honorable Johnny Ibrahim, General Consul of Lebanon in Los Angeles, a Q&A with the Director to follow the screening.

 


Director's Bio

Beirut-born and a graduate of the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-arts, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya made a name for himself filming music videos, TV series and shorts—including 2013’s Filmmakers, the basis for Very Big Shot. He’s also the co-founder of SuppAr, an organization dedicated to fostering Arabic filmmakers and movies about the region.


Dates & Times

Very Big Shot

Embarcadero Center Cinema
October 9, 2016 6:55 pm

Los Angeles Opener: Very Big Shot

Harmony Gold
October 21, 2016 8:00 pm