November 10, Saturday

The Rider (2017)

Directed by Chloé Zhao
USA | R | Drama, Western | English | 104 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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Based on a true story, The Rider stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. The Rider is presented in collaboration with Front Row Filmed Entertainment.

 

Ana & Bruno (2018)

Directed by Carlos Carrera
mexico | G | Adventure, Animation | English, Spanish | 93 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
Time: Nov 9, 11:00am, Nov 10, 11:00am

Ana, a nine year old girl, arrives with her mother to an isolated beach with the intention to rest and to know the sea. There, she discovers that they are under a terrible threat, therefore she is obligated to look for help with her father in order to save her mother. Ana & Bruno is presented in collaboration with Front Row Filmed Entertainment.

 

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.