The big deal Arab Film Festival presented by local literary journal Mizna returns this weekend with another slate of fantastic films. Along with screenings at the Film Society of MSP of pictures from several different countries in different languages—more than thirty contemporary films from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and others—there’s also cool workshops, free screenings, and discussions with many of the visiting directors, that is, the ones who could get in the country: Several of the filmmakers this year were denied entry to the U.S. Friday, September 28th-Sunday, September 30th. Festival pass, $60. 3-Pack, $20. Single tickets, $12. —Curt Stanski

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