Escape the cold, get a cup of Egyptian tea, and cozy up in the atmospheric Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute for classic Egyptian films on Wednesday nights in January and February. A notable scholar introduces each film to provide context and how the film was received by critics and the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. All films are shown in Arabic with English subtitles.
Come early to visit the galleries and join our pre-screening programs: Hot tea and Egyptian sweets are served at 5:15pm, and film introduction starts at 5:45pm. Screening begins at 6:00pm.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Mother of the Bride (1993)* (1h45 min. Directed by Charles Correll)
Despite her ex-husband and other distractions, an experienced wife and mother (Rue McClanahan) plans a wedding.
Introduction by Dr. Noha Forster
*Note: The screening has been changed from the original film selection – Beware of Eve (Ah min hawaa) (1962.) and The Agony of Love (Ishayat hub) (1966).
Free. Registration recommended.
Co-sponsored by the Consulate of Egypt in Chicago, the Oriental Institute, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago.