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June 25, 2019
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FIERCE! Part II is back this month with RESTLESS CREATURE - a revealing and emotionally intimate documentary by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger. Prima Ballerina Wendy Whelan's takes her final bow after three decades with New York City Ballet. // Screens June 25 | 7.30pm at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Free entry, first-come first-seated. FIERCE! Part II is an American Film Showcase program and is dedicated to women, focusing on female success, failures, curiosities and preoccupations, putting women's perspectives front and center on the big screen for the Cinema Akil community. The program will tour in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi and is in collaboration with the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the US Consulate General in Dubai. RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN Directed by: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger 2017 | USA | PG | Documentary | English | 90 min An intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for NYCB and, over the course of her celebrated career, danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as new works by more modern standout choreographers like About the American Film Showcase The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and produced by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), the Showcase joins local embassies and partners to highlight the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate. // Facebook - filmshowcase // Twitter - @FilmShowcase // Instagram - @americanfilmshowcase About Cinema Akil Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. Cinema Akil is a member of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) which includes members from the MENA region such as Metropolis in Beirut, Zawya in Cairo and Cinematheque du Tangier in Morocco. Follow us into the dark. // Facebook - Cinema Akil // Twitter - @CinemaAkil // Instagram - @CinemaAkil #fortheloveoffilm #followusintothedark #cinemaakil #alserkalavenue #dubai #uae


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LOCATION Manarat Al Saadiyat - Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hwy - Saadiyat Cultural District، Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates


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