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Event: Unseen Cinema: Ali's Wedding

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After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart. An irreverent and warm-hearted comedy, ALI’S WEDDING is an affectionate and entertaining story of love and duty.


Ali’s Wedding has won The Age - Critics Award for the best Australian feature film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. A panel of film writers and critics for The Age judged the award resulting in Ali’s Wedding becoming a unanimous winner.

The comedy is based on the true stories of Osamah Sami, an Iraqi-Australian Muslim who deceives his parents into thinking he is studying medicine while struggling with the choice between an arranged marriage and a love match.

Sami, who stars as himself, co-wrote the movie with Andrew Knight, and the pair received the Australian Writers Guild award for best feature screenplay and the film won the audience prize at the Sydney Film Festival in June.


Dir. Jeffrey Walker | Australia | Rated M) | In English

Event details

Dates:Sunday, 29 Oct 2017


Approximately 110 mins duration

Venue:The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns
Program:End Credits

General Admission $15 | End Credits Members $10

School Students $10

Annual memberships ($15.00) can be bought or renewed in the foyer prior to each screening.