List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2006-09-17

    David & Layla- a Political Romantic Comedy

    New York Sunday - September 17, 2006     12:00 PM

    Two New York Sneak Previews



    17 Official Film Festival Selections, 2 Wins.



    Persian American “Shiva Rose (Layla) excels as a self-reliant damsel in distress worth rooting for." VARIETY



    "This new comedy about young loves and the large ethnic families (on both sides) that stand between them could have been just another My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but its originality and insight set it apart. This outright charmer by Jay Jonroy has the potential of being a broad crowd-pleaser, along the lines of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Only David and Layla is a superior variation on that film, with unexpected insights…” Joe Baltake.



    From an impossible romance, a hope (a fantasy!) for peace:



    David & Layla - A Jewish Muslim Romantic Comedy! Set in New York- inspired by a true story!



    7:30 pm Tues, Oct 3rd, & Oct 10th at Makor/Steinhardt, 35 West 67th @ Columbus.



    Tkts: Tel charge 212 415 5500 Or at Makor



    Or online: www.Makor.org then click then



    Press & Industry passes contact: dv@NewrozFilms.com or 1 212 757 4743.



    Though Layla is Kurdish, Shiva plays her as she’s meant to be: a symbol of the grace & femininity of women from the Middle East and the Islamic world- from Baghdad to Beirut, from Tehran to Los Angeles. Layla's dilemma to keep the best of her rich Eastern culture while adapting to and accepting the best of Western culture and freedom is common to millions of women in Diaspora. The film uses comedy, romance and sensuality as playful veils to highlight and celebrate the history, politics, and the glorious diversity of culture, music, food, and art of the Middle East.



    Also screening at Makor at 7.30PM Tues Oct 10.



    Makor also screened the controversial pro Palestinian films “Paradise Now” and “Edward Said: The Last Interview.”



    Norouz 2006 Persian Art Festival was held at Makor.



    David & Layla full info at: www.NewrozFilms.com

    Where is the United States ’ “ Iran foreign policy” headed?

    Bay Area - South Bay Sunday - September 17, 2006     03:30 PM

    On Sunday, Sep 17, in an event open to public:



    Dr. Abbas Milani on:

    US-IRAN RELATIONS



    * Where is the United States ’ “ Iran foreign policy” headed?

    And what is the best way to handle that relationship?



    * Would a war with Iran be a part of US “war on terror” or

    a distraction from it?



    * What would be the short and long-term consequences

    of attacking Iran ?





    Celebrated author and accomplished professor, Dr. Abbas

    Milani is Director of the Iranian Studies Program at

    Stanford University and a visiting professor in the

    department of political science there. In addition,

    Dr. Milani is a research fellow and co-director of

    the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution.

    His expertise is U.S./Iran relations, Iranian cultural,

    political, and security issues.



    For a complete biography, maps, parking and other

    up-to-the-minute event information visit:



    www.baiad.org



    Sunday, September 17, 2006

    Sign-in / social time: 3:30pm

    Program: 4:00 (sharp) - 6:30 pm

    SEIU Office

    2302 Zanker Rd , San Jose , CA 95131

    Program in English

    Suggested Donation: $10/person

    (No one will be turned away for not making a donation)

    Banou Ladies Night

    New Jersey Sunday - September 17, 2006     07:00 PM

    Dinner, and Dancing with Musicians from LA

    Guest Speaker Dr. Assadi discussing latest developements in Plastic Surgery.



    Crossroads Sheraton hotel

    Mahwah, NJ



    Ladies Only

    No Children

    $65 per person



    Please contact :

    Zahra@baharigroup.com



    Mahin Khatamee

    201-767-1515

    Parisa & Dastan Ensemble:Gol e Behesht

    Atlanta Sunday - September 17, 2006     08:00 PM

    September 17 - 8:00 P.M.



    Gwinnett Center

    8400 Sugarloaf Parkway

    Duluth, Ga. 30097



    Information: (678) 357-3572

    (770) 205-8051

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