Film Screening: The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia), 1969
Date(s) - 02/07/2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Michelson Theater, Tisch School of the Arts / Room 628
Grey Art Gallery and 2 others
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Join us for a film screening in conjunction with the exhibition “Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s” (January 14–April 4, 2020).
Set in 1881, just before the start of British colonial rule, this film directed by Shadi Abdel Salam tells the true story of an Egyptian clan that has been robbing tombs for three thousand years. When Antiquities Service officials find mummies on sale in the open market in Cairo, mayhem ensues. Egypt, 102 min., color, in Arabic with English subtitles. Critically acclaimed as one of the best Egyptian films ever made. Introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Postdoctoral Associate, Film & Media Studies, Yale University.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and Grey Art Gallery.
Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.