Screening: Bab el Web by Merzak Allouache

Tue, October 16, 2007 7:00 pm at Two Boots Pioneer Theater

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY Collaborative Monthly Film Series Presents:

Bab el Web by Merzak Allouache / Algeria / 2004 / 99 min / 35mm

Followed by FREE PIZZA & BEER/SODA at the Den of Cin

Tickets: $10 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members

Two bickering brothers, a French ingénue who is more than she opens, a lowlife gangster who bets on illicit ram fights, and a local eccentric with an uncanny knack for being hit by automobiles. Anything can happen in Algiers' Bab el-Oued district of the Casbah, and it often does. The action starts when a local vendor, known on the Internet as atrix, invites his electronic chat room partner, a young woman living in Paris, to visit him in the heart of Algiers. To his surprise Laurence accepts, leaving him only days to prepare for her arrival ñ including finding a way to get his mother and sister out of the house for a week. He solicits his brother to raise money to execute his scheme, but things get complicated when his guest arrives from the north. This film is simultaneously comedy, drama, and a compelling portrait of life in Algeria. Outstanding acting performances and steady directing balance humor with the tough realities of Algerian life. In Arabic and French w/English S/T

About 3rd I. 3rd I New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers and experimental DJs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs. musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

Last updated: 2007-11-21 10:11:50

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