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Part of the Egyptian Cinema Collection at the University of Pennsylvania, these masterfully designed posters and ephemera embody the burgeoning Egyptian film industry in the twentieth century. The exhibit features three themes: New Egyptian Woman, Night, and Tradition. Each theme illustrates unique cinematic representations of tension between tradition and modernity. Rawad Wehbe, PhD candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations will be on hand to provide context and commentary.