Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003)
Every last Wednesday of every month, Docunight will screen a documentary about, around, in, made by Iran or Iranians. The screenings will take place on the same night across several cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Dubai, New York (the list of locations is growing). Docunight films will be diverse in subject and will run the gamut. All films will have English subtitles. Tomorrow they will feature Mehran Tamadon‘s Bassidji.
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ASIA & PACIFIC RIM ALT MUSIC NEWS
Documentary Film Maker, John Pirozzi , has just finalized his latest film and any music lover will make this a must see
Title: Upaj: Improvise
Director: Hoku Uchiyama
Producer: Antara Bhardwaj
Fashion Designer Donna Karan, Rock Band Arcade Fire, Actors Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Jamie Hector (HBO’s The Wire), and Video Director Vincent Morisset to join Gala Benefit Evening Supporting Haiti’s renowned Ciné Institute.
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Venue: FIAF · Florence Gould Hall; 55 East 59th Street, NYC
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Ciné Institute are thrilled to announce the return of Haiti Optimiste, a festive and star-studded event to benefit Haiti’s renowned film school.
Featuring: Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Milford Graves, Reggie Workman, Amiri Baraka with: Steve Lacy, Pierre Dørge and Ben Young. – Guests: Evan Patrick, Verna Gillis, Lois Graves, Thurston Moore, David Murray, Maya Milenovic Workman, Margaret Naber and Yolo Tchicai
The U.S. premiere will take place on Friday evening, January 31, 2014 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The world premiere of The Breath Courses Through Us took place at the FIDMarseille-Festival International de Cinéma
(http://www.fidmarseille.org) in Marseille, France, in July 2013.
The Breath Courses Through Us (2013) is a documentary film by Alan Roth about the early 1960s avant-garde jazz group, the New York Art Quartet. The film focuses on the group’s 35-year reunion, while reaching back through their recollections of their foundations and innovative musical ideas. The year 2014 is the 50th anniversary of this group, and a revolutionary period in jazz music, which declared its existence in the October Revolution in Jazz, in October 1964.