Screening: Alwan Erotic Arab Film Series

Thu, July 14, 2005 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan Erotic Arab Film Series Presents

Tuesday, July 14, 2005, 7:30 PM

"Wolves Don't Eat Meat" (aka The Kuwait Connection) Director: Samir Khouri 1973 Egypt/Lebanon/Kuwait Arabic w/English subtitles 101 minutes With introduction by Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi

Admission: $5

About the film Filmed in the style of such Hollywood action classics as BULLITT and THE FRENCH CONNECTION, WOLVES DON'T EAT MEAT employs the trademark sex, violence and bloodshed popularized in Hollywood action films of the 1970s, a style that later influenced the films of directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone. This film offers a fascinating example of Egyptian action cinema of the 1970s - an era when censorship was more relaxed in the Arab world than it is today.

Moustafa Bayoumi is an associate professor of English at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 from Columbia University. Co-editor of The Edward Said Reader, he has also published widely on topics ranging from jazz to architecture, and religion to literature. His essays have appeared in Transition, The Yale Journal of Criticism, Souls, Arab Studies Quarterly, Interventions, Amerasia, Middle East Report, The Village Voice, the London Review of Books, and many other journals and publications. He is also a regular columnist for the Progressive Media Project, and his op-eds have appeared in over twenty-five newspapers, nationally and internationally.

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