“The 7th Art”, the popular film screening program initiated last autumn by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, will continue up to mid May and will introduce two new highlights.
“7th Art” is a series of screenings exploring the history of film and its relationship with other art forms. This ongoing cultural programme is dedicated to developing awareness and understanding of art and culture.
The title “7thArt” comes from Ricciotta Canudo, an Italian theoretician, that described film as a synthesis of three rhythmic arts (music, dance, poetry) and three plastic arts (painting, sculpture, architecture). Cinema became known as the “7th Art”.
The programme is being curated by film historian and veteran curator Peter Scarlet, who is hosting the film presentations and lead audience Q&A’s and discussions following the screenings.
Peter Scarlet is recognized widely as one of the most respected programmers on the international film scene. His past credits include directing the San Francisco International Film Festival, the oldest in the U.S., and NYC’s Tribeca Film Festival, then the youngest in the U.S.
He has also been in charge of both Paris’s Cinémathèque Française, and of Abu Dhabi‘s film festival.
The Greatest Films of All Time,’ kicks off what will be an ongoing presentation of universally recognized masterpieces. During this winter-spring season, the bi-weekly 7:00 pm Sunday screenings in the auditorium at Manarat al Saadiyat will alternate with the continuation and conclusion of the documentary series “The Story of Film.”
Meanwhile, the series will expand to take great movies outdoors as “The 7th Art Al Fresco” brings family-friendly films to different outdoor sites around the capital on Saturday evenings.
Seats are available on first come first served basis
Manarat Al Saadiyat – Auditorium | 7:30 pm.
- The Story of Film: An Odyssey: February 21- May 15
- The Greatest Films Ever Made: Citizen Kane: March 6
- The Princess Bride: March 12
- PK: April 2
- The Greatest Films Ever Made: Vertigo : April 3
- The Kid: April 23
- The Greatest Films Ever Made: Space Odyssey : May 1