The last edition of LFF, staged at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil in August 2012, was enthusiastically attended.(Photo courtesy of Né a Beyrouth)
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The organizers of Beirut Cinema delivered this salute to film's multifaceted nature late Wednesday, after announcing that the event's debut edition, scheduled for Jan. 18-22, had been canceled due to security concerns.Beirut Cinema had planned to have heavy international participation for its debut, organizers explained.Beirut Cinema would have been the latest iteration of what may be Lebanon's most mutable film event.The city's first festival of Lebanese cinema (not to be confused with the Beirut International Film Festival, which screens international films in the Lebanese capital) was launched in 2001 by the film production company Ne a Beyrouth, under the name "Ne a Beyrouth".
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