Film introduces you to parts of the globe you may know nothing about, to things you’ve never experienced, to people you’ve never met. You can learn a lot by spending a day at the movies, even if it’s just that Zac Efron defies the law of six abs to a pack. Of course, you could use your time more wisely and attend the second annual Arab Film Festival Texas, presented by University of North Texas’ Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute. This three-day festival kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. Catch the regional premiere of award-winning short and full-length films and documentaries that tell the stories of people from Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia and other Arab countries. Learn a little, be entertained and pat yourself on the back for being a responsible citizen of the world. The festival is free for students, $5 for one film ticket and $30 for a full festival pass. See the schedule at cams.unt.edu.
Fri., May 2, 6:30-10 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 1-10 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 1-10 p.m., 2014