Not to be missed: Chicago Children's Choir at Cairo Opera, Memory Box in Zawya

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 Jun 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (15-21 June) in Cairo and on streaming platforms.


Egypt premiere of Pursuit

Wednesday 15 June
Vox Cinemas
The American action thriller follows a ruthless hacker who's trying to save his kidnapped wife from a drug cartel.
The film stars Emile Hirsch, John Cusack, Nick Benseman, Barry Hanley

Memory Box
Wednesday 15 June – Monday 20 June
Cinema Zawya, Odeon cinema, 15 Emad El Deen St, downtown Cairo
The Lebanese film was nominated to Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival 2021.
Directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, the film stars Manal Issa, Paloma Vauthier and Rim Turkhi.
The film portrays lives of three women are connected by a box that resurfaces containing notebooks, photographs and audiotapes.

Sirat Antara (Antara’s Saga) dance performance
Thursday 16 June and Friday 17 June, 8pm: Gomhoreya theatre, 12 El-Gomhoreya St, Abdeen, Cairo
The performance is staged by the Forsan Al Sharq Heritage Company

My Bedroom Performance
Thursday 16 June at 8pm and Friday 18 June, at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Dawar Arts, 16 Adly St, third floor, downtown Cairo
A series of short plays performed by the participants of the acting workshop. The plays are not suitable for young audience.

Netflix premiere of film Spiderhead (2022)
Friday 17 June – on Netflix
The sci-fi/thriller follows a group of convicts who are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett.

Duncan Macmillan’s Every Brilliant Thing theatre play
17, 18, 19, 20 June, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Marouf, downtown Cairo.
Following its premiere in Arabic language in May, the play returns for four consecutive nights
Read more about the event here 

Ahmad Ali El Haggar
Saturday 18 June, 9pm (doors open 8:30pm)
Room Art Space Garden City
10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Netflix premiere of film Civil (2022)
Sunday 19 June – on Netflix
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Nadia Hallgren, the film look at the life of Benjamin Crump, one of the USA's foremost attorneys and advocates for civil rights and social justice

Chicago Children's Choir
Tuesday 21 June, 8pm: Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo
Read more about the event here 
The concert will be repeated on Wednesday 22 June at the Tahrir Cultural Centre, Cairo and on Tuesday 28 June at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

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