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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 1, THE RESTLESS ONE

Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 8:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 1, THE RESTLESS ONE

DIRECTOR: Miguel Gomes - PORTUGAL

“An up-to-the minute rethinking of what it means to make a political film today, Gomes’s shape-shifting paean to the art of storytelling strives for ‘a fictional form from facts.’ Gomes turns actual events into the stuff of fable, and channels it all through the mellifluous voice of Scheherazade, the mythic queen of the classic folktale. Volume 1 alone tries on more narrative devices than most filmmakers attempt in a lifetime, mingling material about unemployment and local elections with visions of exploding whales and talking cockerels. It is hard to imagine a more generous or radical approach to these troubled times, one that honors its fantasy life as fully as its hard realities.”—New York Film Festival. In Portugese, French and German with English subtitles. (125 mins.)

Filmography: Tabu (2012), Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE

Sat, Feb 20, 2016
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE

DIRECTOR: Miguel Gomes - PORTUGAL

“The middle section of Gomes’s monumental yet light-footed magnum opus shifts into a more subdued and melancholic register. But within each of these three tales, framed as the wild imaginings of the Arabian queen Scheherazade and adapted from recent real-life events in Portugal, there are surprises and digressions aplenty. In the first, a deadpan neo-Western of sorts, an escaped murderer becomes a local hero for dodging the authorities. The second deals with the theft of 13 cows, as told through a Brechtian open-air courtroom drama in which the testimonies become increasingly absurd. Finally, a Maltese poodle shuttles between various owners...

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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3, THE ENCHANTED ONE

Mon, Feb 22, 2016
at 5:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3, THE ENCHANTED ONE

DIRECTOR: Miguel Gomes - PORTUGAL

“Gomes’s sui generis epic concludes with arguably its most eccentric—and most enthralling—installment. Scheherazade escapes the king for an interlude of freedom in Old Baghdad, envisioned here as a sunny Mediterranean archipelago complete with hippies and break-dancers. After her eventual return to her palatial confines comes the most lovingly protracted of all the stories in Arabian Nights, a documentary chronicle of Lisbon-area bird trappers preparing their prized finches for birdsong competitions. Right to the end, Gomes’s film balances the leisurely art of the tall tale with a sense of deadline urgency—a reminder that for Scheherazade, and perhaps for us all, stories...

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