November 17, 2019 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

1/2 Revolution at Beyond Baroque Tonight!

Sorry for the late news, but at 10pm this evening there will be a special screening of the documentary “½ Revolution” at Beyond Baroque. Filmmaker Karim El Hakim, just back from showing the film at Sundance to rave reviews, will be present for a “Q&A” after the screening. The screening is open to the public and free.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

½ Revolution, Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim’s visceral, verite personal documentary focusing on 11 days of the 18-day revolution, captures the ground-level events with a gut-churning immediacy and veracity often missing from news reports, as well as amateur footage posted to the Internet. Well-suited to a multi-platform theatrical/VOD release, the film is poised to go viral in a manner that could potentially help shape future political developments in Egypt and throughout the Arab world.

An award-winning Egyptian-Danish filmmaker, Shargawi coincidentally arrived in Cairo on the day before the revolt began January 25. As people filled the streets to demonstrate against the Mubarak regime, Shargawi and Egyptian-Swedish filmmaker Karim El Hakim set out to film as much of the uprising as they could from their neighborhood near Tahrir Square.

Much of their street-level footage, captured on handheld DV and hi-def cameras, as well as by their mobile phones, is literally shot run-and-gun as they venture out into the city on a daily basis. The protests that initially begin peacefully become increasingly violent as security forces respond with batons, tear gas and live ammunition. Scenes of passionate protestors denouncing Mubarak alternate with adrenaline-pumping riots that leave numerous protestors dead or wounded, as some demonstrators begin to retaliate against security forces.

To continue reading the review at the Hollywood Reporter, click here!

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 822-3006

Related Posts

Joe Miller of Former Abbot Kinney Joe’s Restaurant Dies at 60

October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

Renown chef dies following complications from September cardiac arrest By Kerry Slater Joe Miller, one of Los Angeles’ most prominent...

Man Who Died on Venice Beach Last Week Identified

October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019

Cause of Timothy Hutson’s death still unknown By Sam Catanzaro Over the weekend investigators identified a man whose body was...

CURRENT:LA FOOD Comes to Venice Beach

October 14, 2019

October 14, 2019

“Mussel Beach” on display through November 3 By Kerry Slater With the premiere of CURRENT:LA FOOD approaching, the City of...

Rogue Machine’s Animal Instincts Pay Off As “MISS LILLY GETS BONED” Comes To Venice

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

Running through October 28, 2019 By Staff Writer Diversity in casting has always been a strong point of Rogue Machine’s...

Stay Cool During Heat Wave, Jazz in the Park: Yo! Venice TGIF Show August 2, 2019

August 9, 2019

August 9, 2019

Yo! Venice TGIF Show August 2, 2019• Women’s US National Team Victory Tour• Ways to Stay Cool • Free Jazz at...

Venice Family Clinic to Host Homeless Service Days

July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019

Nonprofit community health center offering food, medical care, dental screenings for those experiencing homelessness and families in need. By Staff...

Louis Vuitton X: An Immersive Journey Through Fashion History

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019

180 items from archives and scenography trace Louis Vuitton’s pioneering journey By Staff Writer Louis Vuitton has unveiled Louis Vuitton X,...

Venice “Vanlord” Sparks Debate

July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

By Keldine Hull As homeless numbers rise throughout Los Angeles, some in need of housing have turned to the so-called...

Venice Art Crawl and Mar Vista Music and Art Walk Combine to Produce The Get Around

July 10, 2019

July 10, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2:00-10:00 p.m. By Staff Writer For the first time ever, The Venice Art Crawl and the Mar...

Going Bak in Time with a Photographer

June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019

By Melanie Camp Spying a thirteen-year-old Sunny Bak, amongst a crowd of New York paparazzi, Elizabeth Taylor showed concern that...

Rogue Machine Returns To Venice For A New Season of Live Entertainment

June 7, 2019

June 7, 2019

Rogue Machine is back on the Westside at the Electric Lodge, located in Venice just off of Abbot Kinney. Planning...

Get Your Glow On at the Venice Electric Light Parade

June 1, 2019

June 1, 2019

By Keldine Hull Get on your bikes and ride! The Venice Electric Light Parade, founded by Kansas City native Marcus...

Fire Station 63’s Annual Pancake Breakfast

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

Get your flapjack on May 25 a.m. to 1 p.m. By Keldine Hull Fire Station 63’s Annual Pancake Breakfast is...

Venice Art Walk Raises More than $1 Million

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

Star-studded guests attend Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auction    By Staff Writer Contemporary art, tech and entertainment industry...