PELHAM, N. Y. -- Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson takes the lead in a special Tuesday, Oct. 20 showing of her new film "Cairo Time" at The Picture House Regional Film Center in Pelham.
The 7:30 p.m. event features a discussion and question-and-answer session with Clarkson following the film screening.
Clarkson has won critical acclaim for her starring role in Ruba Nadda’s "Cairo Time," which won the Best Canadian Feature award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009.
In the film, New Yorker Juliette (Clarkson) takes some time off from her job as a magazine editor to visit her husband, who works for the United Nations. Upon arriving in Cairo, however, she finds he’s stuck in Gaza, and he sends his former bodyguard, Tareq (Alexander Siddig) — now relocated back in Cairo to work at his family business — to act as her guide around the city. Soon Juliette finds herself captivated by both the city and her companion.
Clarkson's chosen to bring the film, one of her favorites, to the The Picture House. She'll discuss the movie and her career with critic-in-residence Marshall Fine and the audience.
Clarkson’s work in independent films earned her the Independent Award for Acting Excellence at the 2009 ShoWest Awards. In 2003, her performance in Peter Hedges’ "Pieces of April" earned her nominations for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Independent Spirit, and Academy Awards.
On television, Clarkson guest-starred in the series "Six Feet Under," for which she won an Emmy Award in 2002 and again in 2006.
Tickets for the "Cairo Time" are $12 for general admission, $6 for members, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.
For more details, check The Picture House website .