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Film, "The Square": Egypt's Revolution, Currently in Progress

"The Square": Egypt's Revolution, Currently in Progress

Jehane Noujaim's documentary won the audience award at last year's Sundance before she'd even finished it. But then, the revolution it records wasn't yet finished either. An essential chronicle of the recent and very rocky political history of Cairo's Tahrir…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fighting Social cancer

Fighting Social cancer

"Angels curse women who reject their husbands!" complains a frustrated man in the film Cairo 678. When his more frustrated wife replies by asking if sex is what he married her for, he says yes. "I didn't marry you…
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Calendar, Night&Day Nile Be There

Nile Be There

New York editor Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) travels alone to Cairo to meet her husband, who works for the United Nations in Gaza. When hubby gets stuck across the border, Tareq (Alexander Siddig), his former bodyguard, steps in as Juliette's chaperone.…
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Film, Zoom Lens Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

Myth, legend, and certain Iranian films aside, women in the Arab world are not strictly confined to medieval existences; indeed, several of the features screening in the eighth annual Cinemayaat, the Arab Film Festival star women wearing European fashions, with…
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Zoom Lens

Two Egyptian Films at the Fine Arts Uum Kulthum is not exactly a household name here, but diva collectors and world music fans will welcome Uum Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt (1996), a portrait of the most famous classical singer…
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