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The Hammer Museum, KCRW and the UCLA Film & Television Archive present

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Actors Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba
August 23, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Free admission. No registration needed; first come, first served.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

U.S., 2022

Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic—content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and, second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

DCP, 108 min. Director: George Miller. With: Tilda Swinton. Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt.

Summer Night Cinema is presented by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.