List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2005-10-22

    DAVID & LAYLA film festival 2nd screening

    New York Saturday - October 22, 2005     09:30 AM

    2nd screening Oct 22nd Sat morning 9:30 am UA4 Admission Fee: $9. Hamptons International Film Festival, 30 Main Street, East Hampton, Long Island. Film info at: Festival infoat: www.

    David and Layla is a comedy about the sparks that fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love! A New York independent film inspired by a true story. Star-crossed lovers David & Layla: Romeo & Juliet in New York with a twist - spice, comedy & politics...via Iraq, Kurdistan & Israel! Layla is played by Persian American SHIVA ROSE McDERMOTT (who is married to Dylan McDermott, film & TV star.) Music score includes KAYHAN KALHOR, THE KAMKARS & ALI AKBAR MORADI. Composed music is by RICHARD HOROWITZ (who also composed Oliver Stone's ANY GIVEN SUNDAY.) Vocals are by Horowitz's Iranian Kurdish wife SUSSAN DEYHIM.

    UA- United Artists multiplex theatre complex. UA theaters hold 212 seats. So you might like to purchase your tickets now: On internet at By toll free 'phone to 1 866 HIFF TIX. Hope you stay to participate in a Q & A after each screening with the director and the principal cast & crew. This sensual romantic comedy showing in a political “Conflict & Resolution” program is likely to be a lively occasion! DAVID & LAYLA is the only romantic comedy in the otherwise political & social “Conflict & Resolution" Competition of HIFF- Hampton Intl Film Festival. Film info at: Festival info at:

    Date and Time: Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:30 AM

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    Other Contact Info: "Jay Jonroy’s DAVID & LAYLA (USA, World Premiere) is a film about an impossible romance that gets at the heart of the hypocritical stereotypes and illusions we all have about differing cultures and religions. David (David Moscow), a young Jewish man finds Layla (Shiva Rose McDermott), a beautiful Muslim immigrant, and can’t get her off his mind. But her Kurdish culture doesn’t mix with his Upper East Side origins, and both lovers can’t help but mislead their families about one another as they try to begin their affair. A true comedy of errors ensues from temple to mosque, from perversion to conversion, and all the while their passions increase regardless of their unlikely attraction.” “Films of Conflict & Resolution program, consisting of films that are unique in their multi-faceted of conflict around the world. This year’s Films of Conflict & Resolution section in a showcase for works that use the medium of film to promote transformation. Every film in this program was made against industry odds, but with the belief that these stories, once viewed by audiences, would resonate with a potent message. Our mission is to utilize the power of cinema to increase awareness and understanding of the human realities of war and conflict. We present current and archival work made by filmmakers from around the globe, who in the face of intense, strive to illuminate the realities of the world around them—and thus foster the process of peace and conflict resolution through their vision and their art."

    Firoozeh Dumas: Complexities of Color

    Boston Saturday - October 22, 2005     02:00 PM

    Firoozeh Dumas

    Author of FUNNY IN FARSI: A memoir of growing up Iranian in America

    "A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love of family, country and heritage."

    - Jimmy Carter

    Saturday, October 22, 2005

    2:00p.m. -5:00p.m. (Lecture and Book Signing, Reception)

    Science Center, Lecture Hall A

    Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Persian Society and the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations

    Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan, Iran and moved to Whittier, California at the age of seven. After a two-year stay, she and her family moved back to Iran and lived in Ahvaz and Tehran. Two years later, they moved back to Whittier, then to Newport Beach. In 2001, with no prior writing experience, Firoozeh decided to write her stories as a gift for her two children. Random House published these stories in 2003.

    Funny in Farsi was on the SF Chronicle and LA Times bestseller lists and was a finalist for the PEN/USA award in 2004 and a finalist in 2005 for an Audie Award for best audio book. She lost to Bob Dylan. She is currently a finalist for the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor, along with Jon Stewart and Andy Borowitz. She is the first Middle Eastern woman ever to receive this honor.

    Funny in Farsi is now on the California Recommended Reading List and is used in many junior high, high schools and universities.

    Persian Classical Music Concert

    Ohio Saturday - October 22, 2005     08:00 PM

    Persian Classical Music

    Cincinnati Persian Traditional Music Ensemble


    Greaves Concert Hall

    Northern Kentucky University


    Mehdy Behdad Ney

    Ali Elmi Tombak

    Negar Elmi Vocalist

    Freidoon Ghazi Violin & Director

    Nader Husseinzadeh Piano & Accordion

    Siavash Mostajabi Tombak & Daf

    Azadeh Namakydoust Tar

    Babak Pazooki Tar & Setar

    Ali Razavi Vocalist

    Time and Date: 8:00 P.M., Saturday October 22, 2005

    Place: Greaves Concert Hall

    Tickets: $12 General Admission before October 15

    $15 General Admission after October 15 and at the door

    This event is general admission with open seating. Doors will open at 7:30 pm and concert will begin promptly at 8:00 pm

    Purchase Tickets: Please make checks or money order payable to Cincinnati Persian Traditional Music Ensemble (CPTME) and mail to:

    Sourushe Zandvakili

    7305 DeMar Road

    Cincinnati, OH 45243

    Please do not send cash or your credit card number!

    Questions call: (513) 556-2629 or Email: Sourushe.Zandvakili@UC.Edu

    Attendance of small children is discouraged!

    SINsation Night @ Cuccini

    Bay Area - South Bay Saturday - October 22, 2005     09:00 PM

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