One of fashion’s most compelling documentaries is making its way to Dubai this month. ‘McQueen’ will screen at Cinema Akil, located in Warehouse 68 of cultural hub Alserkal Avenue, from December 21-29.
Onsite: AED52.50, Online: AED56.50
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue , Dubai
21 December 2018, 12:00 AM
29 December 2018, 12:00 AM
Cinema Akil runs film screenings from around the world for audiences to the UAE. Showcasing directors and films from across the decades, they hope to raise more awareness in film and the cinematic arts.
McQueen is a compelling, feature-length documentary that chronicles the extraordinary life and career of the late designer Lee Alexander McQueen, who tragically passed away at his London home eight years ago. Directed by Ian Bonhote, who has crafted films for Matthew Williamson and Hussein Chalayan, the film follows a feature biopic and a London play about the renowned fashion designer. The documentary first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, and now it’s coming to Dubai.
The 111-minute film features different chapters of McQueen’s life and career through exclusive interviews with his family and closest friends, as well as footage from some of his most memorable fashion shows. McQueen takes viewers on the designer’s journey from an East End teenager who would go on to succeed John Galliano at Givenchy, up until the moments and the events that led to his untimely passing nearly a decade ago.
His life is really worth celebrating and Cinema Akil is committed to presenting such cinematic wonders. Such important documentaries act as something of a litmus test of our time and Catch it at Cinema Akil, Dubai first and permanent independent film theater, starting 21 December.
The Cinema Akil space accommodates up to 130 people, meaning seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Select days offer multiple viewings, so be sure to visit the website for more information and to book your tickets in advance.
21, 23, 25 Dec: 9:30pm
22, 24, 27 Dec: 7:30pm
28 Dec: 5pm & 9 pm
29 Dec: 7pm & 9:30pm