Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai
Starting September 28, Cinema Akil re-opens opens its doors at Warehouse 68 with a brand new program. Cinema Akil’s opening shows regional premiers of Palme d’Or nominee YOMEDDINE directed by Abu Bakr Shawky and critically-acclaimed documentary film MCQUEEN, about the life and career of notorious fashion designer Alexander McQueen directed by Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui.
The independent cinema’s opening program is a mixture of highlights from this year’s most sought after films. Including film festival winners, exclusive regional film premieres, cult classics and quirky independent titles, for a unique and electric cinema experience.
Project Chaiwala will be opening its first store within the region housed within the cinema space. The authentic karak chai experience, serving homegrown UAE tea, will be open for all day dining inside the cinema.
Tickets are only available at the cinema for purchase from September 28 onwards, and the full film programme can be seen on www.cinemaakil.com/calendar.
Below is a round-up of the films you can expect to see us at this season…
// THE FILMS
Directed by: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
2018 | UK | 18+ | Documentary, Biography | English | 111 min
A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
IN SYRIA (INSYRIATED)
Directed by: Philippe Van Leeuw
2017 | Belgium, France, Lebanon | 15+ | Drama | Arabic | 85 min
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbours in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus.
Directed by: Crystal Moselle
2018 | USA | R | Drama | English | 106 min
Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.
SUMMER OF '84
Directed by: Fanćois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Kal Whissell
2018 | Canada, USA | 18+ | Horror | Enflish | 105 min
Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
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