3rd i NY presents “Winter of Discontent” with “Wooden Hand” at NY African Film Festival

Winter of Discontent
Sunday, May 11, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center70 Lincoln Center Plaza - 165 West 65th Street (bet. Amsterdam & Broadway, Upper Level) New York, NY 10023-6595 (212) 875-5600
Admission: $13 Adults, $9 Students & Seniors with ID
African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center Present
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center
MAY 7th – 13th

“Winter of Discontent” with “Wooden Hand” Screening Times:
Wednesday May 7th: 4:30pm at the Walter Reade Theatre, Film Society of Lincoln Center

Sunday May 11th:
1:00pm at theWalter Reade Theatre, Film Society of Lincoln Center
Join 3rd i NY as we celebrate the 21st New York African Film Festival, presented by African Film Festival, Inc. and The Film Society of Lincoln Center. The festival will take place May 7th – 13th at the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center. To see the full schedule of events, you can visit the websites of African Film Festival,Inc. http://www.africanfilmny.org/and Film Society of Lincoln Center http://www.filmlinc.com
AFF will co-present the New York Premiere screening of the film “Winter of Discontent” in addition to the New York Premiere screening of the short film “Wooden Hand” at the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 4:30pm and will include a Q&A session. Come out and show support for this incredible film!
Winter of Discontent (US Premiere)
Ibrahim El Batout, Egypt, 2012, 96m
Set against the momentous backdrop of the whirlwind protests of Cairo’s Tahrir Square that began on January 25th, 2011, director Ibrahim El Batout takes us on a compellingly raw, starkly moving journey into the lives of activist Amr (Amr Waked), journalist Farah (Farah Youssef) and state security officer Adel (Salah Alhanafy).
(Arabic with English subtitles)
Wooden Hand (US Premiere)
Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia, 2013, 23m
Amira, 5 years of age, lives with her mother in a small apartment in Tunis. On the day that she returned to the Koranic school, Amira was dearly wishing to enjoy the few remaining hours of her holiday. She managed to find nothing better to do than to attach her hand to the chair with super glue…
(Arabic with English subtitles)
Tickets for the New York African Film Festival screenings go on sale April 17 at the Film Society’s box offices and online at africanfilmny.org

About African Film Festival New York

Over the last twenty years, AFF has offered year-round programming showcasing new and classic films to the public through a number of diverse productions. These programs honor AFF’s overarching mission to use African cinema to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of African arts, literature and culture; to develop a non-African audience for African films; and to expand the opportunities for the distribution of African films in the United States and abroad.

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