Friday, May 6 at 1pm
Sunday, May 8 at 1pm
New Media Theater
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Free with museum admission (Adults $15, Students/Seniors $10)
Hassan Khan, 2012, 46 mins
Blind Ambition is a nine-part video shot on mobile phones over the course of a single day in the streets of Cairo. Fast talk is contrasted with slow shots; shouting voices with absolute silence; real-time reality with cinematic artificiality—the end result is that rare Cairene film that evokes noise and congestion without recourse to ambient sound. Disjunctively poetic, Blind Ambition is about the emotional condition that seethes beneath the surface of a collective.