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:
The Open Door (El bab el maftuh) (1964. 1h 44min. Directed by Henry Barakat)
On women's right in their different role and life and their struggle between her father with his old style and her husband who doesn't understand her.
Introduction by Dr. Dina Rashed
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.