Monday, September 25, 2006

Palestinian cinema

A brief introduction: At the film society of Lincoln center.

Columbia University Professor Hamid Dabashi is introducing the screening of Michel Khleifi's Wedding in Galilee on Wednesday, September 27 (6 pm).

The films in the series include Wedding in Galilee (Michel Khleifi, 1987), Chronicle of a Disappearance, (Elia Suleiman, 1996), short films by Palesitnian filmmakers, and Paradise Now (Hany Abu-Assad, 2005).

Times and tickets here.

10 comments:

FZ said...

v. cool :)

Mirvat said...

fz i'm going on wednesday. tell me if you want to go and we'll meet up.

Mar said...

Yeah let's meet up. Count me in.

Mirvat said...

shou marmour.. non-stop al3aliya?

jij said...

Wedding in Galilee and Chronicle of a Disappearance are both great. Both are available on dvd though; it would be so much better if the festival had searched for palestinian movies that did not get relatively large distribution, but I guess they tred and couldn't get any.

Mirvat said...

jij i came accross this link (http://www.caabu.org/events/palestinian-film-festival.html). do you know if any of these movies are on DVD? i couldn't find any on amazon. i ask since you're the cinema expert. have you seen your caricature on LB yahoo group?

jij said...

dont think so mirvat... none available. except chronicle of a disappearance...

Andrey said...

Elia Suleiman has a fine movie "Divine Intervention".
You can find all the movies on Emule - for free, but then in USA you can end up in court for that, don't know...

FZ said...

O Mirvat, I wish I could make it this Wed/Thurs :( but will be stuck in the hospital until late both nights... I would love to do something soon though! There are actually two films this weekend that I was thinking about getting to...

Friday September 29, 2006
Out of Place: Film Screening Tribute to Edward Said
Sponsored by: ArteEast and the Kevorkian Center, NYU
WHEN: 9/29/06 6:00pm
WHERE: Kevorkian Center, NYU 50 Washington Square South, New York, NY
DETAILS: Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said by Makoto Sato. Japan/Palestine, 2005, 140 min, VHS.
Free and Open to the Public.

Saturday September 30, 2006
WHAT: Lebanon: Resistance, Destruction, and Reconstruction
WHEN: 9/30/06 6:45pm
WHERE: The New School 55 W. 13th St, Rm 101-B
DETAILS: Join independent filmmaker and journalist W. Brandon Jourdan and documentary photographer Andrew Stern for a public screening and discussion of footage taken during and after the 34-day war in Lebanon. Free and Open to the public.

let me know what you think...
:) Fz

Mirvat said...

i would love to go to both but maybe i can make it on friday for sure. i'll let you know when i find out. thanks :)