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May 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
Seating is always available in the front 3 rows for people who do not have tickets and pay at the door.
Screening TUESDAY, MAY 30.
An important, and entertaining, documentary.
Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare… he leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Youssef’s unprecedented political satire program was watched by 30 million weekly viewers, 40% of the country’s population. This is the story of a fearless man, with lessons for all of us dealing with a government that incrementally turns hostile to a critical press, freedom of speech and peaceful protest.
“A beautiful, funny, charming, insightful, laugh until your cry, and then cry until you laugh film.” – Huffington Post
“It reveals Egypt’s familiar Arab Spring experience through a lens, that of satiric comedy, which is very different from the way we usually see it.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“There’s a lot to laugh at, and to learn from, in TICKLING GIANTS, a documentary that starts off by telling the story of one man and ends up speaking volumes about satire, freedom of expression and political pressure.” – Ken Jaworowski, New York Times
“The man now known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt has graced us with satirical humor that sends a loud and clear message against repression.” – Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
Language: English, Arabic (English subtitles)