Monday, April 19th, 7:30pm
The Standby Program and Third World News Reel Present:
Shall We Dance? Cultural Expression and the Immigrant Experience on Film
An Immigrant Heritage Week Screening and Talkback
Dirs. Maryam Habibian, 2009, 48 min.
“The Mist” chronicles Iranian filmmaker Maryam Habibian's return to Iran after 30 years to observe a new culture of art and ideas that has taken root and flourishes, side by side with fundamentalist traditions.
Two Dollar Dance
Dir. Yolanda Pividal, 2006, 17 min.
In "Two Dollar Dance”, Spanish filmmaker Yolanda Pividal chronicles the experience of Latino immigrants who fill the dance clubs of Jackson Heights where they meet the "two-dollars ballerinas", women who will be their dance floor partners for two dollars a song.
Dir. Zahra Partovi, 2009, 24 min.
“The Bus” by Iranian born filmmaker Zahra Partovi, takes us on a international and cross cultural journey inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca told by music and spoken word in 12 different languages; from Chinese to S