[nyfoil-l] NYASAFF continues with US premiere of Ontorjatra + Experimental Shorts

Prerana Reddy preranar at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 1 01:16:25 CST 2007


2007 New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival
Friday, February 23 - Sunday, March 4
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/filmfestival
All Tix, All venues: $10, advance tix available through the website.

We have also set up two discount offers for screenings at all venues except
Two Boots Pioneer:

*  Individual Ticket Discount: When purchasing NYASAFF festival tickets
online (www.alwanforthearts.org/filmfestival) ‹ enter the Discount Code
³alwan7² at checkout and the online ticketing service fee will be waived.
That¹s a $1.50 savings per ticket!

*  Bulk Sales Discount:  If you want to attend a number of NYASAFF
screenings/events or plan to attend a screening with a group, call the
Smartix phone center (212-868-4444) to place your order and get a 20%
discount on your purchase of 10 or more tickets!
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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

**THU 3/1 is one packed night at NYASAFF with screenings all over town:**

At Alwan: Transfixed - Experimental Arab & South Asian Shorts curated by
SAWCC @ 7pm followed by Artists in Exile program. At 9pm.

At Two Boots Pioneer, 9pm: Letters From Beirut + Song For Daniel + US
Premiere of Bangladeshi feature "Homeland/Ontarjatra "by Tareque & Catherine
Masud (directors of the Acclaimed "Clay Bird")

The conclusion of the Nacer Khemir Retrospective at Columbia 511 Dodge Hall:
6pm - The Dove's Lost Necklace and 8pm - The Wanderers of the Desert

Docu Screenings At Columbia Schermerhorn Auditorium:  The Bond/Naata +
Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi

**FRIDAY 3/2 NYASAFF returns to Tribeca Cinemas **

6pm - Renegade Egyptian box -office indie smash hit Leisure Time

8:30pm - Next Generation Directors from the UK Shorts Program

10:15 - Award-Winning Algerian Feature: Bled Number One

**CLOSING WEEKEND at Tribeca Cinemas and Columbia Dodge Hall**
 
**Venues**

Tribeca Cinemas 54 Varick St. @ Canal St.

DCTV 87 Lafayette St. (two blocks south of Canal St.)

Alwan for the Arts 16 Beaver St. between Broad & Broadway

Pioneer Theater 155 East 3rd St. & Avenue A

Columbia University Schermerhorn Auditorium and Dodge Hall 116th & Broadway

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And reserve your seat for the Gala Night at Alwan
Saturday, March 3, 2007. 8 PM:
Tix $100  RSVP to: info at alwanforthearts.org
Enjoy Dinner with Visiting Directors,  Open Premium Bar & Live Entertainment

The festival is run by a consortium of small non-profit organizations,
please consider supporting the cause! To donate:
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/support.html
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The 2007 New York Arab &  South Asian Film Festival is made possible in part
by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with the generous support of The
September 11th Fund, as well as public funds from the Fund for Creative
Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program,
administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Additional Support From: Columbia University Department of Middle East and
Asian Languages and Cultures and its School of the Arts Film Division,
Springer Associates PR, Deep Dish TV, Rush Graphics, Damascus Bakery,
Friends of Saudi Arabia, Aramica, Comfort Inn Chelsea, American Task Force
for Palestine,  Fikry Andrawes, Anny Bakalian, Yasser and Mary Freij, Mirene
Ghossein, Sameh  and Sylvia Iskander, Abdeen Jabara Ghada Jiha, and Sallie
Motch.

Promotional Co-presenters: Adalah- NY, ADC-NY, ArteEast, Breakthrough,
CineWomen, G.R.A.M,, Indo-American Arts Council, African Film Festival, IFP,
NY Bangladeshi American Professionals, NYU Students for Justice in
Palestine,  Palestine Education Project,  SAALT, Shooting People, Soliya,
SubSwara, Third World Newsreel, WESPAC,  and Women Make Movies.




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