Posted by on July 07, 2011 in Blog
Jack Shaheen, author of Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, will join Robert Osborne in hosting Turner Classic Movies’ month-long series “Race & Hollywood: Arab Images on Film.” With offerings from “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Three Kings” to “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy” and “Lion of the Desert,” the series reviews more than a century of cinematic perception and portrayal of Arabs in film. “We’re setting out to track the history of Hollywood’s relationship with Arabs in cinema and how it has evolved to where it is today,” said Osborne. “We hope this series provides a thought-provoking look at a very timely and important topic.”
Each Tuesday and Thursday night through the month of July, beginning at 8:00 pm, TCM will show four to five films around a particular theme—Arabs as Villains, Epics, Arabs as a Subject of Ridicule, Arab Maidens, Arabs as Sheikhs, Even-Handed Portrayals, and Images from Outside Hollywood. For a complete listing of the films and show times, click here.