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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cinema Updates

Sunday, August 7, 2011

In celebration of the 150 years of the Unification of Italy.

LA PRESA DI ROMA and VIVA L'ITALIA! at the Italian Institute of Culture, 9:00 PM.
Entrance Free. Italian with English subtitles.

Directed by Filoti Albertini. Runtime: 10 min. - Italy 1905. B/W. Silent film.
Sharpshooters enter Rome through Port Pia, 20 September 1870.
Rome becomes the capital of united Italy.

followed by

later titled GARIBALDI.
Directed by Roberto Rossellini. With Paolo Stoppa, Franco Interlenghi, Giovanna Ralli, Renzo Ricci, Oreste Lionello. Historical, duration 106 min. - Italy 1961.
The film follows famed revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi he liberates southern Italy from the Bourbon monarchy.

Monday August 8, 2011

DELICATESSEN (1991) at Cinema el Fourn, at Darb 17 18, 10:00 PM (updated time).
Ticket L.E. 10. French with English subtitles.

France, Dir: Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Delicatessen is a unique and surreal dark comedy that received overwhelming critical acclaim. In a post-apocalyptic society where meat is scarce, cannibalism is no longer unsavory. And when a young ex-clown takes a job in a dilapidated deli, he's completely unaware that the butcher plans to serve him to the building's bizarre tenants. But when the butcher's nearsighted daughter falls for the clown, she'll go to absurd lengths to foil her father's plan.

Tuesday August 9, 2011

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Open Air Theater, Cairo Opera House, at 9:30 PM
Entrance Free. English with Arabic subtitles.

A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.

Wednesday August 10, 2011

at Cinema el Fourn, at Darb 17 18, 10:00 PM (update).
Ticket L.E. 10. English with English subtitles.

UK, Dir: Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe

A tantalizing memorial to what could have been that comes right from the very heart of the action, the hugely acclaimed Lost in La Mancha offers a frank, often hilarious and frequently painful account of some of the disasters, natural and otherwise, that befell director Terry Gilliam’s attempt to film The Man who Killed Don Quixote.

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