Anthology Film Archives


May 11 – May 15

The Seventh Art Stand is an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. In May 2017, participating movie theaters and community centers across the U.S. will show films from the countries affected by Islamophobia and the proposed travel ban. The Network of Arab Alternative Screens (NAAS) joins U.S. theaters in this coalitional effort to elevate the cinemas and stories of our friends and fellow filmmakers abroad. We believe it is crucial to build a tradition of sharing more stories, voices, and faces on our screens.

Here at Anthology we’ll be showing at least one film from each of the seven countries on the proposed travel ban, including special screenings of Abbas Kiarostami’s CLOSE-UP, in memory of this giant of world cinema who sadly passed away in July.

Special thanks to Courtney Sheehan (Northwest Film Forum), Jaime-Faye Bean (ArteEast), Brian Belovarac (Janus Films), Eve Korzec (Scottish Documentary Institute), Blandine Mercier-McGovern (Cinema Guild), and Isabelle Stead (Human Film).

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