Welcome to Cinema Art Bethesda

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Within these pages you will be able to view a list of films being shown this season as well as a list of our past films. You will also find information about how to become a subscriber to the series or buy tickets online*. You can also opt to receive our electronic newsletter to receive updates in your email box. You can even learn a little about us.

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All of our films begin at 10:00 am and are shown at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema which is located at the intersection of Woodmont Avenue and Bethesda Avenue  one block west of Wisconsin Ave.

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*Please note that Landmark Theater charges a $1.75 fee for online tickets.

Sunday, November 24 – Yomeddine

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Egyptian film, Yomeddine. The film is 97 minutes long and in Arabic with English subtitles. It was released in 2018 and was the winner of 8 international awards including Best Film at the Cannes Film Festival.


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Yomeddine begins in a leper colony in the northern Egypt of present day, which Beshay (Gamal) has called home for nearly his entire life. He can remember being dropped off there by his father, as a young boy with a fabric bag over his face. But over time, his leprosy healed and he grew up, falling in love and getting married. Beshay rummages through an area called Garbage Mountain, collecting videotapes, scrap metal, and other items to sell, and he has a group of friends with whom he shares laughs and stories at the end of the day. Whatever life had been for him before his arrival in the leper colony is a distant memory.

But when his wife passes away and a relative of hers unexpectedly attends the funeral, Beshay begins to wonder whether he has family of his own, perhaps still living in the city of Qena, where he spent his childhood. Determined to connect with any remaining relatives, Beshay packs up all his belongings and guides his beloved donkey Harby south, along the Nile, unaware that a young orphan boy he’s befriended, Obama (Abdelhafiz), has stowed along. Together, they begin a journey that will put them in contact with Egyptians from all walks of life: Some attempt to swindle them, some befriend them, and most either ignore or fear them—an onslaught of mistrust and suspicion that drives the pair to their breaking point.

(Text copied from AV Club Website.)




Theater doors open at 9:30 a.m., films start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online* or at the door for $15. Come early for bagels and coffee, stay after the film for a discussion.

*After selecting the link to purchase tickets online, select “10:00” to purchase your tickets.