2017 Sundance Grand Prize Winner Comes to RST this Weekend

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winning film, The Nile Hilton Incident, will be shown this weekend at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre. It will be shown Friday, September 15 at 7pm and on Saturday, September 16 at 2pm and 7 pm.

Directed by multi award-winner Tarik Saleh, The Nile Hilton Incident is a political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo's corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself.

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly gives the film an A- and calls it "An Egyptian Chinatown." The film is in multiple languages with English subtitles.

Tickets for The Nile Hilton Incident (mature audiences) are $8.00 (seniors, military, students, teachers $7.00). More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at riverst.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after-hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.


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