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BABA + WARSHA + SHALL I COMPARE YOU TO A SUMMER’S DAY?
Saturday, October 1, 1:00 pm
BABA (2021, DCP, short, 18m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir. Adam Ali + Sam Arbor w/Adam Ali, Colette Dala Tchantcho. United Kingdom. Rejected by his family for his queerness and oppressed by his country for the same, reckless Libyan teenager “Britannia” gets an interview at the British embassy, taking him one step closer to his childhood dream of stepping foot on Manchester’s Canal Street, the pulsing queer center of the world. But first he must return home to retrieve his passport and face his past.
WARSHA (2022, DCP, short, 15m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir. Dania Bdeir w/Khansa. Lebanon. Mohammad is a crane operator working in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Up above, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.
SHALL I COMPARE YOU TO A SUMMER’S DAY? (BASHTAALAK SA’AT) (2022, DCP, narrative/essay film, 66m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir. Mohammad Shawky Hassan w/Ahmed Awadalla, Nadim Bahsoun, Hassan Dib. Egypt, Lebanon, Germany. A glance leads to a smile, a smile to a rendezvous: every love story begins the same way. These narratives are stored in songs and poems and live on beyond their inevitable endings, as Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 suggests. In Mohammad Shawky Hassan’s metafictional essay, a female narrator who wishes to tell the story of a love between two men encounters a polyamorous chorus of lovers, and this oft-told tale is multiplied. In Club Scheherazade, there is no protagonist and every song has various versions. This film contains mature content and nudity.
SAT 1:00 $10