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Smithsonian Associates and Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco Hosts a Film Screening of Dallas
14/03/2018
As part of the month-long Francophonie Cultural Festival DC, Smithsonian Associates in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco presents Dallas (2016, 106 mins., Arabic with English subtitles) Wednesday, March 14, at 6:45 p.m. in the Smithsonian's . Dillon Ripley Center.

The film is a black comedy directed by Mohamed Ali El Mejboud. The popular Moroccan film follows the hilarious misadventures of a financially challenged film director nicknamed Dallas. The director's desperate need for cash leads him to join forces with a wealthy businessman in making a film about the man's grandfather. As shooting begins, the production hits a snag: The lead actor dies of a heart attack. Dallas is left with no choice but to continue shooting with the actors dead body. Larbi RMiki, the embassy's head of public diplomacy, introduces the film. There is an opportunity to ask questions after the screening during a light reception.

The film screening is free for Smithsonian Associates members; reservations are required. For information, the public may call (202) 633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org

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