Shabeh Jomeh NY David & Layla sneak preview

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Time: 08:00 PM
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Shabeh Jomeh New York David & Layla sneak preview 1/17

Save this Date! Early bird drink specials 8-9 PM. Time: 8-11 PM

This Thursday 1/17 Shabeh Jomeh NY will provide it's members with a sneak preview of the upcoming Jewish-Muslim romantic comedy David & Layla starring Award-winning Persian-American Hollywood star Shiva Rose. The film shall be released in NY during Valentine on 2/15. Don't miss a chance to preview film clips and to meet Writer, Producer & Director 'Jay' Jalal Janroy.

Time: 8-11 PM

Place: Hotel Chandler located at 12 East 31st street, btw 5th and Madison

Early bird drink specials will be offered to guests arriving from 8-9 PM

Movie clips start at 9pm sharp, plus Q&A with director - please don't be late!

The Washington Post - by Ann Hornaday

Culture-Crossed Lovers

"Take the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet, add some graphic sexual humor a la The 40 Year Old Virgin and toss into the crucible of Middle East politics, and you get David & Layla, a frothy little romantic comedy starring David Moscow and Shiva Rose.

Moscow plays David Fine, the host of a New York cable TV show about contemporary sexual manners; while he's conducting his horn-dog-on-the-street interviews in Brooklyn he becomes smitten with Layla (Rose), a beguiling, be-veiled Iraqi Kurd who barely gives him a second glance.

But David - who suffers from a panoply of sexual anxieties and commitment issues - persists, and soon the two are introducing each other to their respective families and explaining, at the Fine Passover celebration, that one reason tonight is no other night is that David is converting to Islam.

Inspired by a real life couple now living in Paris, David & Layla is suffused with the warmth and passion of filmmaker Jay Jonroy, whose own family was victimized under Saddam Hussein. If the film sometimes feels more staged than lived, it can't be accused of insincerity. The two leads are suitably appealing, especially the lovely Rose, who has some sexy scenes at a belly dancing club. And look for the always wonderful Callie Thorne as David's erswhile fiancee; every scene she's in crackles with unhinged hilarity."

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