Family Commitments

Dir. Hanno Olderdissen
(85 min, Germany, 2015)
German Arabic with English subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

After two blissful years of dating, David pops the question, and Khaled’s answer is unequivocal—“Yes, yes, yes!” Tying the knot proves just a touch challenging however, courtesy of a homophobic Arab father and a pseudo-orthodox, overbearing Jewish mother. When 19-year-old Sarah shows up pregnant, claiming the baby is David’s, the whole delicate house of cards threatens to quickly crumble.

An outrageously fun comedy that layers a quirky soundtrack, bright sets, and edgy dialogue with genuine, touching insights about the true meaning of family and love.

Co-presented by Reel Affirmations Goethe-Institut Washington

  • Presented with GLOE: The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement
Screenings

Saturday, May 20, 8:45 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

Saturday, May 27, 6:30 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 28, 2017.