Film Screening: The Night of Counting the Years (aka The Mummy), 1969

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NYU Tisch School of Arts

Date and Time: Friday, February 7th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Michelson Theater, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Room 628 @ 721 Broadway, New York NY 10003

Film Screening: The Night of Counting the Years (aka The Mummy), 1969

Set in 1881, just before the start of British colonial rule, this film directed by Shadi Abdel Salam tells the true story of an Egyptian clan that has been robbing tombs for three thousand years. When Antiquities Service officials find mummies on sale in the open market in Cairo, mayhem ensues. Egypt, 102 min., color, in Arabic with English subtitles. Critically acclaimed as one of the best Egyptian films ever made. Introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Postdoctoral Associate, Film & Media Studies, Yale University.

In conjunction with the exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s on display January 14–April 4, 2020.

Admission is free of charge.

For updates on the screening, check the event page HERE.