Tripoli, 13 October:
Libyans now have the chance to watch a variety of critically-acclaimed world films, with the opening of the Arete Cinema Club.
The launch of the Cinema Club today, Saturday 13 October will feature a showing of the award-winning 2011 Iranian film ‘A Separation.’ Starting at 5pm at the Art House on the Sikka Road, the launch will begin with a reception and a brief introduction to the Arete Foundation for Arts and Culture and its Cinema Club.
The Cinema Club’s autumn season, which runs from 10 November to 30 December, will feature 16 films, split into two categories: Classics of World Cinema and Arab Cinema 2000+, shown at two different Tripoli venues.
Every Saturday at 5pm, the Classics of World Cinema will feature a film at the Art House venue on Sikka Road. The Italian neo-realist drama ‘La Strada’ (The Road) and the 1954 American crime drama ‘On the Waterfront,’ starring Marlon Brando, are just two of those promised.
On Sundays at 5pm, the Arab Cinema 2000+ will show Arab films released in the last decade. Each of the chosen films has been critically-acclaimed, such as the Egyptian film ‘One-Zero‘, directed by Kamila Abu Zikri. The venue for Arab Cinema 2000+ is Dar al-Faqih Hassan (the old French Consulate Building) in Tripoli’s Old City, near the Arch of Marcus Aurelius.
The Arete Cinema Club is part of the Arete Foundation for Arts and Culture and the new Cinema Club is supported by grants from Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafi Foundation, the British Council in Libya, and the Qattan Foundation. [/restrict]