What’s On has details of a mini film festival organised by The Sameness Project. This outdoor cinema in Dubai will be at The Archive, and also indoors at A4 Space.

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It’s officially winter in Dubai and what better way to celebrate the cooler climes than a night in the park under the stars watching a movie, free of charge?

Dubai’s ultimate do-gooders The Sameness Project – famous for its community project Water for Workers, where the public hand out bottles of water and say ‘thank you’ to labourers – is hosting a mini film festival featuring Sameness-themed movies that are good for the soul.

The Dubai-based company has joined forces with The Archive in Safa Park to offer free movie-night experiences each week. The café’s front lawn will be transformed into an outdoor cinema with a large screen and beanbags on the grass. You’ll also be able to order food from The Archive to top off the experience.

*Read more: Water for Workers*

Remember: due to the ongoing construction in the area, movie-goers must park at Gate 1 or Gate 2. You can call The Archive – 04 3494033 – and they’ll arrange a golf buggy to pick you up and drive you to the open-air cinema.

Indoor art hub A4 Space in Alserkal is also in on the action and each film will screen once at The Archive (outdoors) and once at A4 Space (indoors) during the same week.

Upcoming movie schedule (all movies start at 7pm)

Dancing in Jaffa
Renowned ball-room dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together.
The Archive: Sun 23 November
A4 Space: Tue 25 November

Sleepwalk With Me
A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
The Archive: Sun 7 December
A4 Space: Tue 9 December

Blood Brother
Blood Brother is an intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family. He didn’t know it, but this desire would lead him to an AIDS hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship, where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear.
The Archive: Sat 20 December