The Insult:

2018 Academy Award® Nominated Films

Thursday, February 22  | 5:30 pm

Friday, February 23 | 5:30 pm

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, locked in an escalating cycle of anger and recrimination that impacts each man’s personal and professional future in profound and long-lasting ways. Drawn into an intense courtroom battle that galvanizes both sides of an already divided nation, Tony and Yasser are forced to reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their perceptions of one another. A meditation on the complex relationship between words and acts, justice and vengeance, honor and goodness, Ziad Doueiri’s (The Attack) powerful Oscar-nominated drama looks to the past to find a way forward.           

*Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Director Ziad Doueiri | 2017 | in Arabic with English subtitles | 112 minutes | R (for language and some violent images) | DCP

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