february 2018

wed07feb7:30 pmThe Insult (2017)7:30 pm Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602


Event Details

A single slur becomes the lightning rod for a court case that grips but also bitterly divides a nation in The Insult, the latest feature from Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri (The Attack). Yasser, a Palestinian construction worker — and technically a refugee — finds himself pitted against Toni, the owner of a balcony Yasser did some work on, and a car mechanic who is part of a Christian political party in Lebanon. Their spat over a gutter leads to words, then blows, and then a trial that becomes less and less about the insult and subsequent bodily harm, and more and more about the morass of long-standing sectarian grievances that warp people’s sense of justice and, through the influence of rabid news media, transfix both communities entirely. A highly political movie that’s also a highly personal story of two men going head-to-head while the women around them are left to pick up the pieces, The Insult (and the eponymous insult) will require Toni and Yasser, and their worlds at large, to reconsider their lives and prejudices.


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm


Tampa Theatre

711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602