Beginning on Saturday, December 4, Cinema Art Bethesda will stream the Maltese film Luzzu. The stream will be available until Saturday, December 18. There will be an $8.00 charge to watch the film. At noon on Sunday, December 19, there will be a post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector via Zoom.

The film is 94 minutes long and in Maltese and English with English subtitles. It was released in 2021 and won the Special Jury Prize for Acting (Jesmark Scicluna) at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and Best Film Award at the 2021 Sofia International Film Festival.

Viewing the Film

There is a $8.00 charge to view the film.

To View the Film

Click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar)

Select “Screen for $8.00” and follow the directions to log in or register and pay for the film. The film will be available to view starting Saturday, December 4. You will have 5 days to watch the film after paying for it.

Film Discussion

A post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector will take place via Zoom at noon Sunday, December 19. To join the Zoom meeting on your computer, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar

If you are asked for a Meeting ID, use: 893 6711 1499
If you are asked for a Passcode, use: 994610

To join by phone dial by your location:

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 893 6711 1499
Passcode: 994610

If your local number is not on the list, find it here:


A hardworking Maltese fisherman, Jesmark (played by a real-life Maltese fisherman) is faced with an agonizing choice. He can repair his leaky luzzu – a traditional, multicolored wooden fishing boat – in the hopes of eking out a meager living at sea for his wife and newborn son, just as his father and grandfather did before him. Or he can decommission it in exchange for an EU payout and cast his lot with a sinister black-market operation that is decimating the Mediterranean fish population and the livelihoods of the local families who depend on it.

(Text copied from the US distributor’s site.)