New Voices in Middle Eastern Cinema/Levantine Cultural Center presents:

Director Shirin Neshat and Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond to Present
‘Women Without Men
A special screening of visual artist Shirin Neshat’s first feature film awarded the Venice Film Festival’s Silver Bear.

Women Without Men is Shirin Neshat’s independent film adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur’s magic realist novel. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953; a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when an American led, British backed coup d’état brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power.

Don’t miss this exclusive screening, followed by a lively film discussion and a reception.

When:  Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Where: Harmony Gold Preview Theatre (7655 Sunset Blvd., LA. Ample parking beneath and behind the building (five blocks east of Fairfax at Stanley).

How: Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students/members with i.d. Advance reservations available online at http://www.levantinecenter.org or by phone, 310.657.5511.

Discussion to follow the film screening.

Women Without Men screens in the monthly New Voices in Middle Eastern Cinema series, cosponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This series cosponsored by the Harmony Gold Theatre, the Muslim Public Affairs Council‘s Hollywood Bureau, the Arab Film Festival, UCLA Film & Television Archives, the Malibu Film Society and the Southeast European Film Festival. This screening presented in association with Cinema Libre Studio. Proceeds benefit the Levantine Cultural Center’s programming on interfaith tolerance. The LCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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