‘If, One Day, The People’
Dar El Nimer, Clemenceau Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m. darelnimer.org Borhan Alaouié’s 1990 short gathers testimonies from ordinary people who lived Lebanon’s Civil War, advocating for the need to analyze the reasons for the conflict in order to avoid repeating it. (Arabic with English subtitles)
Riwaq, Mar Mkhail, Al-Nahr Feb. 4, 8 p.m.
Pablo Larraín’s 2012 feature dramatizes the story of Chile’s 1988 plebiscite on the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, and the opposition’s decision to hire brash young advertising executive Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to lead the No campaign. (Spanish with Arabic and English subtitles)
‘In My Heart’s Eye: The Love Project’
Zoukak Studio, Karantina Feb. 14-22, 8:30 p.m. Ihjoz.com Zoukak Theatre Company’s performance looks at peoples’ encounters with love, sometimes in unexpected places, trying to assess how love affected their paths and their views of the world.
‘When the image is new, the world is new’
Marfa’ Gallery, 1339 Port District Opens Feb. 5
This group show features works by Stephanie Saade, Tamara Al-Samerraei, Caline Aoun, Vartan Avakian, Lamia Joreige, Saba Innab, Talar Aghbashian, Paola Yacoub, Raed Yassin and Rania Stephan.
Institute Francais, Damascus Road Through Feb. 15 A huge 800kg installation by Lebanese calligrapher Ghaleb Hawila contemplates the basis of Arabic lettering.