List of Events

ICAL
    • On Suicide Bombings
    • When: January 28, 2008 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY, United States
    • Summary: Discussion with Gil Anidjar (Columbia) and Harry Harootunian (NYU).
    • The First Thursdays Film Series
    • When: February 7, 2008 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: Scholars and filmmakers discuss controversial and insightful independent feature and documentary films, spotlighting Asian/Pacific/American diasporic filmmaking and issues.
    • The Cross and the Camera: The Films of Gan Xiao’er
    • When: February 15, 2008 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Where: Casa Italiana, 24 West 12th Street, New York, United States
    • Summary: In the post-Mao era, religious life rarely appears in China’s new independent films. Gan’s feature Raised From Dust portrays the troubles of a rural Christian family whose father is dying.
    • Impossible Archives
    • When: March 3, 2008 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: Based on their collaborative project, Index of the Disappeared, artists Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh discuss legal, historical, and artistic strategies for archiving secret, undocumented, and censored materials.
    • The First Thursdays Film Series
    • When: March 6, 2008 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
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    • Silence is Silver
    • When: April 7, 2008 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: One of Egypt’s most notable contemporary image makers, with a feminist sensibility and a broad knowledge of Arab Muslim culture seeks to problematize censorship in this work.
    • Super, Girls!
    • When: April 10, 2008 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Where: 25 Waverly Place, Kriser Room, New York
    • Summary: Jian Yi followed the second season of “Supergirls” China’s wildly popular response to “American Idol.” This intimate documentary shows young women changing their “destinies” as 400 million cell-phones hummed with votes. The government cancelled the show, citing its “vulgarity.”
    • The First Thursdays Film Series
    • When: April 10, 2008 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: Scholars and filmmakers discuss controversial and insightful independent feature and documentary films, spotlighting Asian/Pacific/American diasporic filmmaking and issues.
    • The Birthday
    • When: April 11, 2008 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
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    • Objects of Affection: The Jewish Wedding in Media and Material Culture
    • When: April 13, 2008
    • Where: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
    • Summary: Scholars, artists, curators discuss the visual and material culture of weddings including photography, videography, music and their portrayal on stage and in film, literature, art, and museum display.
    • Zero Degrees of Separation
    • When: September 11, 2008 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: 715 Broadway, Gallatin Theater, New York
    • Summary: This award-winning documentary looks at the Mideast conflict and Palestinian Occupation through the eyes of mixed Palestinian and Israeli gay and lesbian couples, interwoven with the filmmaker’s story of her grandparents’ involvement in the founding of the state of Israel.
    • Screening Disability
    • When: September 12, 2008 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Where: 53 Washington Square South, New York
    • Summary: Activist filmmakers and programmers discuss filmmaking and various curatorial initiatives they have launched in NY to open new discussions and understandings of disability.
    • Lioness
    • When: September 19, 2008 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: The stories of five women in the US military, sent to Iraq to defuse tensions with local civilians only to face unintended consequences.
    • Shameless: The ART of Disability
    • When: September 22, 2008 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: 721 Broadway, Room 108, New York
    • Summary: This humorous, passionate film tracks artists with diverse (dis)abilities as they create self-representations that transform stereotypes, revealing the complexities and richness of their lives.
    • Cultural Conversions: Religion, Gender, and Latino/a America
    • When: September 26, 2008 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Where: 721 Broadway, Performance Studies Studio, New York, United States
    • Summary: This interdisciplinary event explores how the performance and politics of Latino/a religious identity is transformed by dissident embodiments of gender and sexuality.
    • REEL China 4th Documentary Biennial: New Documentary from China
    • When: October 17, 2008 - October 18, 2008
    • Where: Michelson Theater, Department of Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
    • Summary: From the upheavals of the Three Gorges Dam project, to the struggles of rural migrant children in the city, to the lives of women artists, or painful memories of the Cultural Revolution, this new work reveals a vibrant, struggling China that we rarely see.
    • The Uses of 1968: Legacies of Art and Activism
    • When: October 20, 2008 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York
    • Summary: The dramatic events of 1968 animate artists and activists today as they look to the future. Panelists include Martha Rossler, Thulani Davis and others.
    • The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
    • When: October 24, 2008 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: 19 University Place, New York
    • Summary: The story of how a small but powerful group shaped the faith of the nation in the 20th century and drives the politics of empire in the 21st century, reshaping our understandings of “fundamentalism.”
    • Uniquely Kahnawake: Club Native
    • When: November 6, 2008 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: National Museum of the American Indian, The George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, New York, United States
    • Summary: The divisive legacy of government policies and lingering “blood quantum” ideals threaten to destroy the fabric of the filmmaker’s Kahnawake Reserve.
    • Uniquely Kahnawake: Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back
    • When: November 8, 2008 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Where: National Museum of the American Indian, The George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, New York, United States
    • Summary: The filmmaker traces her family connections to a legendary Mohawk community established in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn for over 50 years.
    • Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
    • When: November 14, 2008 - November 16, 2008
    • Where: American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West
    • Summary: Longest running showcase for international documentaries.
    • In the Land of the Head Hunters
    • When: November 14, 2008 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West
    • Summary: A newly discovered and restored copy of this landmark film of early cinema, reunited with its original orchestral score, and dancing by descendants of the original Kwakwaka’wakw performers who are reclaiming this complex cultural heritage.
    • Lover Other
    • When: November 19, 2008 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: Michelson Theater, Department of Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
    • Summary: The story of Surrealist writer, photographer, World War II resister, and lesbian Claude Cahun and her partner, Marcel Moore, raises issues of art, politics and gender identity.
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