Written by Wahid Hamid
Cinematography by Samir Bahzan
Editing by Mona Rabei
Original music by Tamer Karawan
Cast: Mona Zaki, Hassan El Raddad, Nahed El Sebai
Egypt, 2009, Art Mattan, BluRay, color, 134 min.
Arabic with English subtitles


The legendary Scheherazade entertained a king by telling him intriguing stories which kept her alive for 1001 nights. In Yousry Nasrallah’s film SCHEHERAZADE, TELL ME A STORY (2009), three Egyptian women tell their life stories on TV as encouragement and support for other women experiencing oppression at the hands of men.


Screening Info

Tuesday, March 5, 7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village
(2700 W. Anderson Lane)

Read Program Notes by Chale Nafus
Back to Essential Cinema: Children of Abraham/Ibrahim 7: Films of the Middle East and Beyond
Browse Past Essential Cinema Screenings

$8 General Admission /
$5 AFS MAKE & WATCH members plus students (with valid ID) /
Free to AFS LOVE & Premiere members

If you're a student, click here to learn more about student discounts and memberships!

Don't see your AFS member discount? Log in now or become a member to receive AFS discounts.

Ticketing 101

Online ticketing closes at 3 PM on the day of the show for weekday screenings and 10 AM for weekend shows. Remaining tickets are available at the theater.

Austin Film Society Members must be logged in to view free or discounted ticket options. Log in >>

Not a member? Join now!

Create a website account here and click on "New User Registration."

Questions? Check out Help or call our office at 512-322-0145.

Upcoming Events

Premieres and Special Screenings: HARMONTOWN - Screening and Live Podcast
Fri, 24 Oct 2014
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Art Horror: AMUCK
Sun, 26 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 6:40 PM

Sun, 26 Oct 2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

History of TV: Special Edition: SATANIC PANIC
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM

Avant Cinema: Avant Garde Cinema of the 1920s: France, Part 2
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Essential Cinema: NAYAK (THE HERO)
Thu, 30 Oct 2014
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Art Horror: HAUSU
Fri, 31 Oct 2014
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Art Horror: HAUSU
Sun, 02 Nov 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

New Releases: JEALOUSY
Sun, 02 Nov 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New Releases: JEALOUSY
Mon, 03 Nov 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Special Event: Houston Film Commission's TEXAS FILMMAKER'S SHOWCASE 2014
Tue, 04 Nov 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Narratives-In-Progress: PETTING ZOO
Wed, 05 Nov 2014
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Thu, 06 Nov 2014
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

More Events Print View