Haifaa al-Mansour wrote and directed this
WHAT: The trailer calls it "the first film ever shot in Saudi Arabia", which seemed hard for be to believe. Further research into that national cinema indicates it should be billed as the first feature-length, non-documentary film shot there with an all-Saudi cast.
WHERE/WHEN: Five showtimes daily through (at least) this Thursday at the Opera Plaza.
WHY: There are still some independently-distributed films being released on 35mm prints. currently three out of four films at the Opera Plaza are being shown that way (the odd one out is Jem Cohen's Museum Hours).