The Markaz is pleased to cosponsor this special preview screening of filmmaker Amin Matalqa's new feature, The Rendezvous, a romantic adventure filmed in Jordan involving a Jewish-American doctor and a Muslim-American U.S. State Department agent who come together in a perilous quest to solve the mysterious death of Rachel’s biblical archeologist brother. The incongruous pair stumbles onto a conspiracy that could plunge the world into a real Armageddon. The film stars Stana Katic (Castle, Absentia) and Raza Jaffrey (Homeland, Code Black). Inspired by Sarah Isaias's eponymous novel, director Amin Matalqua creates an intriguing blend of both modern and classic touches, resulting in a film experience that's as unique as it is entertaining.
Shot on location in Jordan, where the breathtaking vistas of Petra and the natural wonders of Wadi Rum figure prominently into the storyline, The Rendezvous is a thrilling ride in the grand tradition of classic Hollywood thrillers. Make room, Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood, because here come Yakub al-Shadi and Rachel Rozman, MD!
Following the screening is an interfaith panel exploring the film's issues and themes, including extremism, prejudice, and inclusive narrative perspectives. Sue Obeidi, Director of the Hollywood Bureau of The Muslim Public Affairs Council, will introduce the panel, which will include director Amin Matalqa; Aziza Hassan, Director of New Ground: Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change; and Sarah Isaias, author and producer of The Rendezvous. The panel will be moderated by Shepha Schneirsohn Vainstein, President of reGeneration.
Proceeds from this screening go to support reGeneration's ongoing work to promote quality early childhood education in crisis zones and disadvantaged communities around the world.
Doors open at 7pm. Film begins at 7:20pm. Tickets are just $10 and may be purchased online here.
- April 27, 2017 at 7pm – 10pm
- Laemmle's Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd, LA 90025
- 6 people are going