AL MOMIA (THE NIGHT OF COUNTING THE YEARS)
Thursday, August 27
(1969, DCP, 102m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir Chadi Abdel Salam w/Ahmed Marai, Ahmad Hegazi, Nadia Lufti. “When we choose to restore a film, we give it a value that it doesn’t otherwise have; we make a claim about the historical significance of its images, and we decide that audiences should have access to them for the foreseeable future. I’m thrilled that Cinema Ritravato and the World Cinema Project work to revive classic films, like Shadi Abdel Salam’s The Night of Counting the Years, to give them an afterlife on contemporary screens. I’m excited to share this film––an Egyptian classic that interrogates the colonial project of archaeology and Egyptology through spectacular landscapes––with an audience at my favorite movie theater.” – Michelle Baroody, box office volunteer and projectionist since June 2013.