Date: Monday, January 31, 2011 Time: 8pm Venue:the University of the Streets (130 east 7th street. 2nd floor. NY) Ticket: $15 Genre: Jazz/improve
A night of challanging Jazz: Jemeel Moondoc – alto saxophone, compositions, Sabir Mateen – tenor saxophone, flute, clairnet, alto clarinet, Roy Campbell – , Ted Daniel – trumpet, Steve Swell – trombone, Bern Nix – guitar, Hill Greene – bass, Chad Taylor – drums
When We Leave is a powerful tale that follows a young Turkish woman’s complicated battle to emancipate herself from an abusive Muslim husband and regain her personal freedom. She leaves Istanbul to return to her family in Berlin. With little support and a young son in tow, she is forced to risk her life, and sacrifice her family’s love, in the name of the independence she so deeply desires.
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Time: 8pm Venue:Zora Art Space (315 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, (718) 832-4870) Ticket: donation
Caught Between Two Worlds is a documentary that depicts the diverse lives of Iranians in the US who make up a nation in exile. They live in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and other US cities. Many of them left Iran after the 1979 revolution, the departure of the Shah and the start of the Islamic Republic. They are artists, political activists, journalists, academics, Moslem and Jewish, young and old. The film shows the complexities of the Iranian experience in the U.S. for those who have made it their home.