Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location: Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
Cairo Drive expertly balances humor, frustration and a distinctive sense of fatalistic irony to offer a view of Egypt unseen in recent documentaries about the Arab Spring. Shot before, during and after the revolution, Sherief Elkatsha's entertaining film explores Cairo from the street level through the perspectives of its drivers. Fighting congestion, navigating in the absence of any apparent traffic laws and deciphering the surprisingly eloquent language of car horns, they represent a cross section of Egyptians trying to make their way through a country fraying at its edges.