Feature Film Program

The Challenge

Enter the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers

Wed Aug 30 7:00 PM

The Films

The Challenge

Yuri Ancarani | France, Italy | 70

If you have it, spend it: Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s visually striking documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way. The Challenge follows these men through the rituals that define their lives: perilously racing blacked-out SUVs up and down sand dunes; sharing communal meals; taking their Ferraris out for a spin with their pet cheetahs riding shotgun; and much more. Ancarani’s film is a sly meditation on the collective pursuit of idiosyncratic desires. Presented in partnership with The Film Society of Lincoln Center. Opening at The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Friday, September 8th.

Sheepo

Ian Robertson | Scotland | 4

Sheepo is a stylised documentary about the daily competitiveness that push professional shearers to shear one more sheep than their workmate.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Pre-Show Performance
8:00 PM
Film Begins
This is a free event. Seating is first come, first served. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled.

Venue

Socrates Sculpture Park

32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11106

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