AMMAN — The Sundance Institute Film Forward programme, in cooperation with the US embassy in Jordan, is organising a series of screenings of US films Sunday through Wednesday at Jabal Amman’s Rainbow Theatre, according to an embassy statement.

The Film Forward Festival opens with “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, which won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize and was nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture and best actress.

On Monday, “La Misma Luna” (Under the Same Moon) will be screened, while “Town of Runners” and “Light in Her Eyes” are scheduled to be screened on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

Entrance is free.

“The public is encouraged to stay after the screenings to discuss the movies with Film Forward crew members,” the statement said.

The crew members are also scheduled to conduct a series of film and documentary workshops and hold private screenings at schools throughout Jordan.