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Shall We Dance? Cultural Expression & the Immigrant Experience on Film
Maysles Cinema
New York, NY
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Shall We Dance? Cultural Expression & the Immigrant Experience on Film
The Standby Program and Third World News Reel Present:
Shall We Dance? Cultural Expression & the Immigrant Experience on Film
Immigrant Heritage Week Screening and Talkback

The Mist
Dir. 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.

The Bus
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 Swiss.

Followed by discussion.

Part of Immigrant Heritage Week:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/imm/html/imm_heritage/imm_heritage.shtml

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Location

Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
United States


Categories

Film

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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