In these pages you will hopefully find interesting tips on how to take advantage of Cairo's many cultural opportunities, with particular attention to live events. Cairo Live Events Guide does not pretend to be exhaustive but will try to cover main events open to the public.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Cinema Agenda

Saturday June 4, 2011 Tunisian Documentary Film National Hymen at Rawabet Theater, 7:00 PM.

Sunday June 5, 2011. Movie: PARENTS & CHILDREN: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE – Juvenile Uneasiness. at the Italian Cultural Institute, Zamalek. 8:00 PM
Directed by Giovanni Veronesi. Starring Luciana Littizzetto, Silvio Orlando, Chiara Passarelli, Michele Placido, Margherita Buy.
Comedy, running time 110 min. – Italy 2009
Nothing makes much sense about parents and family to 14 year old Nina. In school, her teacher, Alberto - having his own problems with his son, Gigio – asks his class to write an essay on "Parents and Children - Instructions for Use". Unsure at first, Nina gets inspired and tells everything about her fractured family. Her mother Luisa, who is a charge nurse; her father Gianni who left the family to live in a boat; her troubled and racist little brother Ettore and her mysterious Grandmother who shows up suddenly after twenty years.
(Italian with Italian subtitles)

Sunday June 5, 2011 Screening of documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" on World Environment Day at Sawy Culture Wheel, 4:00 PM update

Tuesday June 7, 2011
Stray Bullet (Lebanon) ( Runtime: 75 min) Cairo Opera House, Open Air Theater, 7:30 PM

Synopsis: Set in the opening days of Lebanon's 15 year-long civil war (1975-1990), Stray Bullet is a gripping, twisty psychological drama with a devastating emotional sting in the tail.
by Georges Hachem. (Arabic subtitles)
Featuring Nadine Labaki, Adih Abou Chacra, Hind Taher

Garibaldi (Viva L'Italia) at Italian Cultural Institute, 8:30 PM update
Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Starring Paolo Stoppa, Franco Interlenghi, Giovanna Ralli, Renzo Ricci, Oreste Lionello.
Historical, running time 106 min. - Italy 1961.
The Expedition of the Thousand in 1860 headed by Garibaldi, from the Quarto rock (May 5), till the Handshake of Teano (October 26) with King Victor Emanuel II.
On landing to Marsala, Garibaldi keeps on defeating the Bourbon troops. The final battle takes place along the river Volturno. After defeating the soldiers loyal to the king of Naples, Garibaldi meets King Victor Emanuel II and decides not to march on Rome and Venice, as his followers wish to; the unification of Italy is achieved under the aegis of Savoia's.
Italian with English subtitles

Wednesday June 8, 2011
- "The Global Gardener" enviromental documentary by Bill Mollison screened Wednesday June 8, 2011 at the Nahdet El Mahrousa office at 18 Mahmoud Bassiouny St. Downtown Cairo , 7:00 PM.
- "You Tell Me" - screenings curated by Angela Harutyunyanat at the Rawabet Theater, 7:00 PM

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