As part of the Festival of the Arts and the 2017-18 Foreign Film Series, there will be a screening of “Theeb” on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00pm in the Big Rapids Community Library. “Theeb” is a film from the United Arab Emirates that was produced in 2015. Reminiscent of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, Theeb is set in the desolate desert of the failing Ottoman Empire during the 1916 Arab Uprising against the Ottoman Turks. A mysterious British Officer arrives in a remote village seeking a guide to take him across the desert to railroad outpost. Young Theeb tags along behind his brother who has agreed to guide the officer. When his brother is killed by bandits, Theeb is left to fend for himself and seek the aid of — and vengeance against — his brother’s killer.
For more information, please visit the Festival of the Arts webpage.