Monday, October 28, 2013

New Middle East Cinema series

Screening at the International House this week: New Middle East Cinema series.

October 29-30 & November 1-2, 2013

Free admission

Tuesday, October 29 
Life in Stills | Israel, Tamar Tal (2011)
presented by Nili Gold

Tuesday, October 29 

Water | The Israeli-Palestinian Project (2012)
presented by Iris Drechler

Wednesday, October 30 

The Man and the Clock | Palestine, Gazi Abu Baker (2010)
presented by Ibrahim Miari

Wednesday, October 30 

The Repentant | Algeria, Merzak Allouache (2012)

Friday, November 1 
Azis Ayse | Turkey, Elfe Uluc (2012)
presented by Mehmet Darakcıoglu

Friday, November 1 
Facing Mirrors | Iran, Negar Azarbayjani (2011)
presented by Blake Atwood

Saturday, November 2 

Horses of God | Morocco, Nabil Ayouch (2012)

presented by Mahyar Entezari

Saturday, November 2 

Rags and Tatters | Egypt, Ahmad Abdalla (2013)

presented by Ibrahim Miari

Sponsored by the Cinema Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Middle East Center, and the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and International House of Philadelphia.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This Week at International House

This week is a busy one at the International House, so I thought I'd highlight the upcoming screenings.

Wed. 10/9 7pm
This is Not a Film 
dir. Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Iran, 2011, 35mm, Persian with English subtitles, 75 min.

Thurs. 10/10
Mekong Hotel
dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK, 2012, HD, Thai with English subtitles, 61 min.

Fri. 10/11
Our Nixon
dir. Penny Lane, US, 2013, HD, 84 min.

Sat. 10/12
The Illusionist
dir. Sylvain Chomet, France, 2010, 35mm, English, 80 mins.

Sun. 10/13
dir. Götz Spielmann, Austria, 2008, 35mm, German with English subtitles, 122 min.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Albanian cinema at I-House

I have never seen any Albanian cinema, and as a national cinema, it's definitely not on the radar of most cinephiles. All the more reason the International House's series of "uncovered" European cinemas is exciting to me. Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 5, 7pm, they will be screening Nëntori i dytë (The 2nd November, dir. Viktor Gjika, Albania, 1982, 84m), a classic historical drama.

Albanian cinema scholar Bruce Williams will be present to introduce the film and lead a Q&A afterward.
Poster image courtesy Albanian Cinema Project

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Milcho Manchevski in person

A mini Macedonian film festival will take place next Saturday on Temple's campus. Admission is free.

two films directed by Milcho Manchevski: 

Before the Rain (1994) 

and Mothers (2011) 

Milcho Manchevski is a Macedonian director, writer, photographer, and an artist. He is well known for directing feature films such as Dust, Shadows, Mothers, and the Oscar nominated Before the Rain.

The director will be present and for a Q&A session after each film.

the Reel Cinema, 
basement in Temple's Student Center
13th and Montgomery

cosponsored by Temple Slavic Association and Film and Media Arts department