November 07, Wednesday

Grease (1978)

Directed by Randal Kleiser
USA | PG-13 | Musical | English | 110 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Time: Nov 7, 7:30pm, Nov 10, 5:00pm

Cinema Akil’s first singalong kicks off with a new print with restored color, sound and resolution, marking Grease’s 40th anniversary.

Summer in the 1950s. Greaser Danny Zuko, leader of the high-school gang the Thunderbirds, has a romance with young Australian ingénue Sandy Olson. The two fall in love, but when vacation ends they have to split up, having first sworn eternal love. As it turns out, Sandy attends the same high school as Danny, which will threaten their relationship and collide with the boy’s reputation as a ladies’ man and The Pink Ladies’ notoriety.

My Pure Land (2017)

Directed by Sarmad Masud
Pakistan, UK | PG | Drama, Thriller | English, Urdu | 92 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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A young woman called Nazo and her mother and sister are called to defend their home after a bitter family feud leads to her father’s incarceration. In their isolated farmhouse in Pakistan, the women find themselves surrounded by armed men hired by their Uncle Mehrban to take back the land. When Nazo’s resistance leaves two of the men dead, an enraged Mehrban calls in a local ragtag militia – two hundred armed bandits. But even with only a handful of bullets left, Nazo refuses to give in.