Screening: Leisure Time by Mohamed Mostafa

Tue, April 17, 2007 6:30 pm at Two Boots Pioneer Theater

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

Leisure Time by Mohamed Mostafa Egypt / 134 mins / 35 mm / Arabic with English subtitles

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 6:30 PM

Two Boots Pioneer Theater 155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A) Subway: F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker

Tickets: $10 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members Advance Tix Followed by FREE PIZZA & BEER/SODA at the Den of Cin

About the film Leisure Time was the renegade box-office hit this summer in Cairo. This low-budget film breaks radically with prevailing trends: a docu-fiction with a large cast of excellent actors, none famous or even known. Leisure Time delves in the world of teen-agers from within and gives them unprecedented voice; we follow Ahmed, Hazem, Amr, and others, as they ask, "What to do?" The film does not attempt to answer the question nor dwell on its implications. It simply takes us to an adolescent world scripted from the inside. The film’s emphasis on real life rather than fiction was the source of its popular success. The film also marks the return of once retired veteran producer Hussein Qalla.

About 3rd i NY 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, and not only to increases their visibility, but also to provide a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. For more info visit: 3rd i NY events are made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/ New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Last updated: 2007-09-12 07:54:29

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