Screening: Mohammad Shawky Hassan, Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?

Screening: Mohammad Shawky Hassan, Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?

Screening: Mohammad Shawky Hassan, Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?

Admission starts at $5

December 17, 2022, 5pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us at e-flux Screening Room on Saturday, December 17 at 5pm for a screening of Mohammad Shawky Hassan’s film Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker moderated by Alia Ayman

Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day? is a contemporary queer musical taking Arab folktales as its formal reference and Egyptian pop music as its primary sonic material. It is based on the filmmaker’s personal love diary and told in the form of a One Thousand and One Nights tale, where stories playfully unfold through conversations between Shahrazad, a narrator who never comes into view, and ghosts of former lovers. The film premiered in the Forum section of Berlinale in 2022.

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–Two flights of stairs lead up to the building’s front entrance at 172 Classon Avenue.   
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–e-flux has an ADA-compliant bathroom. There are no steps between the Screening Room and this bathroom.

Film, Music
Queer Art & Theory, Middle East, Storytelling, Love

Mohammad Shawky Hassan is an Egyptian filmmaker and video artist living and working in Berlin since 2019. His film And On a Different Note (2015) premiered at the Berlinale Forum Expanded, and was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York as part of its permanent collection. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Humboldt University’s Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies.

Alia Ayman makes and curates film and video and lives between Cairo and New York City. She is the co-founder of Zawya, an art-house cinema in Cairo, and a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at New York University. Ayman is a programming consultant for Berlinale Forum, The International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA), and BlackStar Film Festival. She has previously curated programs for Images Festival in Toronto, Flaherty NYC, and Arsenal Institute for Film and Video in Berlin, among others.

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