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May 12, 2017, 10:00 PM - 11:45 PM
The Late Show. An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City. NR / 97 min.
May 12, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of "The Trojan Women," the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war.
What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia, in which women born in 20th century Syria found a blazingly vivid mirror of their own experiences in the stories of a queen, princesses and ordinary women like them, uprooted, enslaved,and bereaved by the Trojan War. NR / 70 min. In Arabic w/ subtitles.
Presented as part of The Seventh Art Stand, an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. Over 50 independent and arthouse cinemas nationwide are participating in this event throughout the month of May; for more information, please visit: https://www.seventhartstand.com/