Daily from 7pm
14.July – 30.September
Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
INDEPENDENT FILMS. EVERY NIGHT. AT ALSERKAL AVENUE
For the love of film, NOWPLAYING by Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue presents a season of arthouse, independent, repertory and alternative cinema at Warehouse 68 every night at 7 p.m., from 14 July to 30 September. An entrance fee at the door will go towards supporting independent cinema programming in the city. The space will be open daily as a community space for public use from 12-5pm with screenings starting at 7 p.m.
The program presents national and regional premieres of critically-acclaimed, award-winning independent feature films, documentaries, contemporary regional cinema, timeless cult and classic films. Introspective dramas, indie comedies, slasher horror tales, auteur works, thrillers, socially-conscious docs and romantic interludes – NOWPLAYING by Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue presents an indie fare for everyone!
The pop-up cinema provides a summer home for independent cinema at Alserkal Avenue in the heart of Al Quoz, putting a roof over film-lovers every night of the week. Devoted to inculcating a love for and appreciation of independent cinema, the collaboration delivers to audiences a sacred space sworn to the showcase of quality film by temporarily converting a warehouse into a sanctuary for cinema and all its friends. Enveloped in darkness, surrendered to the moving images, NOWPLAYING by Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue invites people to stay, watch and discover. .
NOWPLAYING by CInema Akil & Alserkal Avenue will be available for private screenings upon request.
*Schedules are subject to change, please check www.cinemaakil.com or www.alserkalavenue.ae for the most up-to-date schedule
*Seating is not assigned and is on a first-come-first-seated basis
*Your monetary support allows us to continue to bring you quality films; a contribution is applicable at entrance
*Age restrictions may apply due to the nature and suitability of the film. At our discretion and in accordance with regulations, we reserve the right to request proof of ID and you will be asked to leave if you are under the required age.
*Popcorn, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase at the space
Based between Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and Jeddah, Mohamed Al Kindi (Chndy) is a photographer and graphic designer from Oman. He is the first recipient of the Middle East Now x Crossway Foundation Residency Program. Chndy has shot lookbooks for streetwear brands including Vans and Carhartt WIP and has art directed campaigns and shows for the Saudi YouTube network Telfaz11. His work has been showcased at the Middle East Now festival in Florence, the Ali Baba Can’t Be Found Here exhibition at at the Fondazione Studio Marangoni. Chndy is the creator of the official poster for Saudi romantic comedy Barakah Meets Barakah directed by Mahmoud Sabbagh starring Hisham Fageeh and Fatima Al Banawi which premiered at the 66th Berlinale in 2016 and screens at NOWPLAYING in July.
Cheb Moha is a photographer, stylist, poet and fashion designer and the creator of streetwear brand Shabab Almustaqbal. A self-described nomad, Cheb Moha was born in Iraq, grew up between Libya and Canada and spends his time between Dubai, Kuwait and Muscat. He has done editorial shoots for Brownbook and lookbooks for streetwear brands including Vans, The Hundreds x AmongsT Few, Carhartt WIP and d3-based brand Arwa Al Banawi.
His work has been featured in Vice iD, Vogue Arabia, Six Pillars, Khaleejesque, Dukkan Show, The Fader and Hypebeast and has participated in exhibitions including Brighton Photo Fringe. Cheb Moha worked on the music video for A Tribe Called Red’s R.E.D. featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy and Black Bear directed by Kevan Funk which won the Award for Best Director at Canada’s Much Music Video Awards 2017.
Alserkal Avenue is the region’s foremost arts and culture neighbourhood located in Al Quoz, Dubai. Since it was established in 2007, Alserkal Avenue has grown to become an essential platform for the development of homegrown artistic and cultural initiatives, supporting a vibrant community of contemporary art galleries and alternative art spaces, together with design, media and industrial studios. In 2015 Alserkal Avenue began introducing its own homegrown programme as an arts organization, dedicated to encouraging new ideas, open dialogue and a more diverse and rich ecosystem for art in the region.