CVFS presents: Looking for Oum Kulthum

The Champlain Valley Film series presents: Looking for Oum Kulthum with director, Shirim Neshat on Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange.

Mitra is an ambitious artist in her forties who embarks on her dream project of making a film about the legendary Egyptian singer and diva Oum Kulthum. Her film explores the struggles, sacrifices and the price of Oum Kulthum’s success as a female artist in a male-dominated society. Having left her family behind for her career and in her efforts to capture the essence of Oum Kulthum as a myth, a woman and an artist, Mitra’s own struggles blend with those of the singer and she finds herself caught in an emotional and artistic breakdown.
$10 adults / $5 under 18