List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2004-11-11

    Movie - "Noon o Goldoon" a.k.a. "A Moment of Innocence" by Makhmalbaf

    Bay Area - East Bay Thursday - November 11, 2004     07:00 PM

    ISAA and Persian Center present:
    "Noon o Goldoon" a.k.a. "A Moment of Innocence"
    by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

    This is based on the true life story of Makhmalbaf, the filmmaker,himself. In 1974, when he was a 17-year-old rebel protesting theShah's regime, he stabbed and seriously injured a young policeman,Tayebi, while trying to steal his gun and ended up serving six yearsin prison for the crime. Releasd after the Islamic revolution hebecame a filmmaker. In 1994, while he was looking for nonprofessionalactors to play in his movie "Salam Cinema," Tayebi shows up and wants
    to audition for becoming an actor.

    "Noon o Goldoon," made in 1996, finds makhmalbaf and Tayebi playingthemsleves in a movie in which the director seeks to reconstruct theevents of 1974 that changed both their lives. Much of the filmrevloves around the choosing and coaching of young actors to portraytheir younger selves. As the lessons proceed and the moments leadingto the stabbing are rehearesed, the director and the man he woundedturn out to have sharply differing visions of what took place.

    When: Thursday, Nov. 11th @ 7:00PM
    Location: Persian Center (2029 Durant Ave., near Shattuck Ave.)
    Map to Persian Center: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adpcountry=US&addtohistory=&address=2029+Durant+Ave.&city=Berkeley&state=CA&zipcode=&homesubmit=Get+Map

    WorlDance 2004 - Pearls of Persia and Indian Incense

    Salt Lake City Thursday - November 11, 2004     07:30 PM

    Date and Time: Thursday November 11, 2004 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah Campus - Salt Lake City Utah

    Our theme for WorlDance 2004, Pearls of Persia and Indian Incense, will treat you to traditional arts from lands once part of the ancient Persian Empire. Eastern Arts presents its annual WorlDance concert at Kingsbury Hall Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 pm.

    This year’s program will feature Ms. Radha Carman, Indian dancer from California and Mr. Mohammad Nejad, Persian musician from San Francisco. The concert will also include folk dancers from Brigham Young University with dances from Afghanistan, India,Turkey,and Armenia; University of Utah Character Dance Ensemble and choreographies by this year’s Tatiana Popova dance awardees plus an appearance by the Dionysius Greek Dancers and more.

    Tickets for WorlDance are available at 581-7100, 355-ARTS or arttix.
    Admission is $10.00 (reserved seating) and $5.00 students/seniors.

    For more information contact 485-5824 ksj@easternartists.com or see our website at Eastern Artists .

    Funding for this exciting program comes from: Associated Students University of Utah, National Endowment for the Arts, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Program, Utah Arts Council , Western States Arts Federation, Wild Oats, Einstein's, Pars Market and private sponsors.
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