List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-04-15

    Screening Liberally Presents: "Body of War"

    Bay Area - San Francisco Tuesday - April 15, 2008     07:00 PM

    Screening Liberally Presents: "Body of War"
    Join Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro at this Free, Advanced Screening
    San Francisco, CA
    Information
    Event Info Name: Screening Liberally Presents: "Body of War"
    Tagline: Join Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro at this Free, Advanced Screening
    Host: Sari Gelzer
    Type: Music/Arts - Preview
    Time and Place Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
    Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Location: Embarcadero Center Cinema
    Street: One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
    City/Town: San Francisco, CA
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    Contact Info Email: RSVP: jen@aidandabet

    Description
    Special Bay Area Premiere Screening of
    BODY OF WAR


    Tues, April 15, 7:00 PM
    Embarcadero Center Cinema
    One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, SF (map)

    + Q&A with Phil Donahue & Ellen Spiro after the screening +

    RSVP: jen@aidandabet.org

    "Best Documentary of the Year" - National Board of Review

    "This is a film about guts, over there and back here.
    Born on the Fourth of July and Coming Home for a new generation.”
    Sean Penn

    [ www.bodyofwar.com ]

    Tomas Young, a 26-year-old veteran, was shot and paralyzed after serving 5 days in Iraq. His story is told in the critically acclaimed antiwar feature documentary Body of War, produced and directed by legendary talk show host Phil Donahue and award-winning filmmaker Ellen Spiro. The film features two original songs by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.

    Body of War is an intimate human drama wrapped in a political documentary -- full of angst but also humor and hope. As the paralyzed veteran Tomas deals with his disability, he evolves into a new person, finding his own passionate voice against the war. Body of War also captures the historic debate in the Congress in the fall of 2002 authorizing the war and celebrates those that stood up against the rush to invade.

    Body of War was voted "Best Documentary of the Year" by the National Board of Review, nominated for "Best Documentary" by the Producers Guild of America, and received multiple audience awards at film festivals from Toronto to Palm Springs. It's been acclaimed in the media and by the public. Everyone who has seen the film says that everyone should see it.

    A companion double-CD compilation “Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran” is available from Sire Records.
    [ www.bodyofwarmusic.com ]

    Opens to the Public in the Bay Area on Friday, April 18
    SF - Embarcadero Center Cinema
    Berkeley - Shattuck Cinemas (2230 Shattuck Ave)

    + Running time: 87 minutes +

    4 Comics/Dinner at Camden House Beverly Hills

    Los Angeles Tuesday - April 15, 2008     08:00 PM

    4 talented Iranian Comics from Hollywood will be performing @ the world famous CAMDEN HOUSE on April 15th, 2008 (Income Tax Deadline). In order to promote this form of art and encourage the future comics to perform comedy shows for the Iranians all over the world, your presence is requested so you can enjoy the show with your children (teen age & up). Please plan ahead and make your reservations in advance. To find out more please visit the following clips. Thank you.



    http://searchles.com/channels/show/3020

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP0ptQ-GDfM



    Talia Farzan

    P.R. Manager

    Onine Players Ensemble

    Persianstandup@aol.com





    1) Eslam Anthony Shams

    Feartured: 2007 Academy Award Winning Movie WEST BANK STORY, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Sultans of Satire

    Performs@ Hollywood's The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, Various Venues Worldwide



    2) Max Amini

    Feartured: Mind of Mencia, Axis of Evil comedy show, Sultans of Satire

    Performs @ Hollywood's The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, Improv, Various clubs nationwide



    3) K-Von

    Feartured: Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes", Good Morning America, Sultans of Satire

    Performs @ Hollywood's The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, Improv, Various clubs nationwide



    4) Mona Mahani

    Feartured: Sold (independent Film), Road Side Assistance

    Performance @ LA film Society, Dallas Persian Cultural Center, Various clubs nationwide





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