One-Zero(Egypt, Abu Zekry, 2009)
Set in Cairo on the eve of an important soccer match, One-Zero interweaves stories of Cairo inhabitants from various walks of life, including a Coptic woman seeking a divorce, a valet who lives in a working-class neighborhood where he deals hashish, a beautician, an emerging pop star, a hairstylist, and an alcoholic talk show host. The ﬁlm explores a mosaic of morals and conventions across class, gender, and religious conventions in contemporary Egyptian culture. The narrative of One-Zero presents a vision that attempts to assert itself on an equal footing with, even counter to the predominantly patriarchal and nationalist narrative that aspires to bring the nation together.
Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the films. Light refreshments provided.
(The theme for LGTM this academic year is “Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)
PSC-CUNY Union Hall