Film Screening & Discussion: U.S. Premiere Screening of "The Narrow Frame of Midnight" by Tala Hadid at Lincoln Center

Mon, May 11, 2015 6:30 pm at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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The US Premiere Screening of The Narrow Frame of Midnight
by Tala Hadid

Developed with the Support of the British Film Instistute, and produced with the support of Le Fonds Francophone Audiovisuelle du Sud, Hogus Bogus, The Frame, Alwan for the Arts, and Karma Films.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
MAY 11th, 6:30pm
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

The New York African Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center are pleased to present the U.S. premiere screening of the film The Narrow Frame of Midnight by Tala Hadid, which was made with the support of Alwan for the Arts, amongst others. The premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A with director, Tala Hadid, renowned Egyptian actor, Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner), the film's producer, Danny Glover (Louverture Films), and writer Adam Shatz.

Morocco/United Kingdom/France/Qatar | 2014 | 93 mins
Arabic/French with English subtitles

Director: Tala Hadid
Producer: Louverture Films, AK Films, ASAP Films and Autonomous
Script: Tala Hadid
Cinematographer: Alexander Burov
Editor: Joelle Hache
Sound Designer: Jamie McPhee

Khalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Boujouane, Hocine Choutri, Majdouline Idrissi, Hindi Zahra, Samir El Hakim & Nabil Maleh

Aïcha, a young orphan, is found alone in the forests of central Morocco, after being taken from her home and sold to a petty criminal. Soon after escaping, she crosses paths with Zacaria, a Moroccan/Iraqi writer, who has left everything behind—including a passionate relationship with a teacher, Judith—to search for his missing brother. The trio’s intersecting journeys lead audiences across Morocco, to Istanbul, the plains of Kurdistan, and beyond.

Film Trailer

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Festival Awards
Best Film, Tangier Film Festival (Morocco, 2014)
Critics Prize, Tangier Film Festival (Morocco, 2014)

Festival History
Toronto Film Festival (World Premiere), Rome Film Festival (European Premiere), Dubai Film Festival (Arab Premiere), London International Film Festival (BFI), Film Africa/ London, Goa Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Marrakech Film Festival, Kerala International Film Festival, Jaipur International Film Festival, San Cristobal de Las Casas Film Festival, Pune International Film Festival, Festival International du Premier Film d’Annonay, Tangiers Film Festival, Luxor African Film Festival, Qumra Film Festival, Beirut Cinema days, DiverCiné Film Festival, Luxor international Film Festival, Middle East Now Film Festival, African Film Festival (New Zealand), Matrix Africa, Tetouan International Meditteranean Film Festival, Milan African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival.

Director's Biography
Tala Hadid is a filmmaker who studied Fine Art and Philosophy at Brown University. In 2005 Hadid received her MFA in Film Directing from Columbia. Her prize-winning film, “Tes Cheveux Noirs Ihsan,” was screened at numerous film festivals and won awards including a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2006 and the Panorama Best Short Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006. She was a fellow of the Sundance Institute writers' and directors' lab 2009, and her work has also screened at, among other venues, the MoMA in New York City, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C, L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Seville Biennale in Spain, Oxford University, and the Photographer’s Gallery in London.
 In 2014 Hadid completed work on Itarr el Layl “The Narrow Frame of Midnight”, which won best film and critics prize at the 2015 Tangier Film Festival.

To see the full schedule of events visit:
22nd New York African Film Festival


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3rd i New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.


3rd i NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor


Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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