Work in Progress

GREAT FILMS. EVERY WEEK. AT ALSERKAL AVENUE. 

Welcoming a brand new film season at Alserkal Avenue, Cinema Akil returns to The Yard and A4 Space with a lineup celebrating the finest in a broad spectrum of must-see contemporary, international films, spanning the past decade

Curated with a wide range of audiences in mind, Work in Progress will capture the moment in the developing story of bringing an arthouse cinema to the heart of Al Quoz. The programme also broadens the conversation on the topic of “work” which is the central theme of Alserkal Avenue’s community programming. The topic will also be explored through artist commissions, talks, workshops and special events throughout the year.

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NOVEMBER 2016
November 11  –– Searching for Sugar Man
November 15 –– Searching for Sugar Man
November 18 –– Factory Girl
November 25 –– Cinephilia Filmmakers-to-Watch 2016 Series of short films curated by Darine Hoteit:
· L’ÉCHAPPÉE by Hamid Saïdji & Jonathan Mason, Algeria
· MARIAM by Faiza Ambah, Saudi Arabia/France
· NEW EYES by Hiwot Admasu, Ethiopia
· SOUTH POLE/GÜNEY KUTBU by Emin Akpinar, Turkey
· THE RIFLE, THE JACKAL, THE WOLF, AND THE BOY by Oualid Mouaness, Lebanon

DECEMBER 2016
December 2 –– No Screenings – Happy UAE National Day !
December 9 –– Dreadlocks Story
December 16 –– Frank
December 23 & 30 –– No Screenings – Happy Holidays

The lineup will be an accessible program with the majority of screenings presented in the open-air theatre setting in The Yard, under the starry night. For 18 weeks, from November 2016 to March 2017, Cinema Akil will present a cinematic journey bringing audiences together for the love of film. Work in Progress is a season of film that will harness the creation of a cinema-going culture in Dubai, week by week, step by step, film by film, one screening at a time.

Work in Progress is a season of film that will harness the creation of a cinema-going culture in Dubai, week by week, step by step, film by film, one screening at a time.

2017
January 6 –– Simshar
January 13 –– Hunt for the Wilderpeople
January 20–– Dégradé [Reel Palestine]
January 27 –– 3000 Nights [Reel Palestine]
February 3 –– Metro Manila
February 10 –– Karima: A Day in the Life of a Henna Girl
February 17 –– The Imposter
February 24 –– Dheepan
March 3 –– Taste of Cherry
March 10 –– A Very Big Shot
March 17 –– Barakah Meets Barakah
March 24 –– Salam, Neighbor
March 31 –– Pina

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

April 1 –– Dheepan
April 6 –– Taste of Cherry
April 7 –– Metro Manila
April 8 –– A Very Big Shot

Presented by Alserkal Avenue