Docunight #63 [Penn State]: The story of the Boulevard/The Mannequins of Ghale-Hasan-Khan

Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

#63: The Story of Boulevard / The Mannequins of Ghale Hassan Khan
Directed by: Davood Ashrafi / Sam Kalantari
2019 / 2015 / 40 / 32 mins
Persian with no subtitles

Two documentary shows are going to be shown this time:

  • The Story of Boulevard is a documentary about Keshavarz Boulevard, one of Tehran’s important streets, The film is in effect a line-up of histories, events, and narratives of the place and it’s deep-rooted desires and contradictions waxing and waning, a course that makes Boulevard a collective belonging.
    Davood Ashrafi is an independent filmmaker based in Tehran. A graduate of Cinema from the University of Art and a member of Khane Cinema. He worked for years in feature films as a camera assistant and is now a cinematographer. In his work, he is interested in the intersection between documentary and fiction film. His documentary The Story of Boulevard won the Art & Experience prize at the 11th Cinema Verite Festival and Best film with the focus of Tehran at Shahr 7th International Film Festival.

  • The Mannequins of Ghale Hassan Khan tells the story of the birth and life of some mannequins. They are all created in the same way but their faith is not the same.
    Sam Kalantari, bornin 1976 in Tehran, is considered to be the fourth generation of Iranian documentary filmmakers. He began filmmaking academically the same time as he entered university to study civil engineering, he entered the realm of Iran’s professional filmmaking scene by making his first short film “The Unknown Desire” (Tamanaye Majhoul) in 2001. After completing his studies in Ireland, he entered the international realm of Iranian cinema as the director of films “from the House No.37” and “He”.

ISA Thanksgiving Potluck – Friday, Nov. 29th

Hello folks,

ISA is organizing a thanksgiving potluck dinner on Friday, Nov. 29th. Dinner will be served at 8 pm, sharp. There is no stove. Please consider to bring warm food, ready to serve.

Please fill out the form by Thursday noon. Turkey will be provided based on the enrollment.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bzzgUZNmHAXMFouZjUZGwgYuuK8KfZHUbgAIjjf9Cfk/edit?usp=sharing

PS: We warmly appreciate if you could bring main dish. Sufficient desserts and sides are provided.

Hope to see you all very soon.

Happy Thanksgiving,
ISA officers.

A Tea Social – Today

Dear Friends,

As you know, this past week has been tough on many of us, due to lack of good access to connect with our loved ones.

Our kind friends, Kaivan, Nargess and Niki invited Iranians living in State College to their home for a tea social this afternoon, as a good company and tea always helps people feeling better.

This afternoon, 11/ 22/19 from 6:30 to 8 PM.

Their place is located at: 1042 Crabapple Dr, State College, PA

Hope to see you there!

Best,

ISA Officers.

Bus to JFK

Dear all,

The International Student Council (ISC) is proving a bus to take students from State College to JFK airport for holiday. Reserve your tickets today as there are limited seats and they are selling out quickly. You can purchase ticket HERE.

Here are some details:

Departure: Friday, December 20th, 2019 @ 11:59pm

Departure Location: Fullington Stop

Arrive: Saturday, December 21st, 2019 ~@5:00am

 

Ticket Price (Early Bird): $65 until November 22nd

Ticket Price (Normal): $75 after November 22nd

Extra Bag: $20

 

Best,

ISA Officers.

ISA Thanksgiving Event on Friday November 29th

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the Thanksgiving Night on Friday November 29th. This event is going to be putlock (ISA will provide Turkey), and anybody who wants to attend needs to choose one of the dishes to prepare for the night by updating the form (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bzzgUZNmHAXMFouZjUZGwgYuuK8KfZHUbgAIjjf9Cfk/edit?usp=sharing) by November 28th at midnight.

Date and time: Friday November 29th, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Villas Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please feel free to contact Negin (nxn63@psu.edu) or Kamyar (kar6058@psu.edu) if you have any questions.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

Docunight #62 [Penn State]: Homework [Reminder]

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

#62: Homework
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
1989 / 86 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

 

“Homework” is a documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he was having difficulties assisting his son with his homework. Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what kind of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance (or did at the time).

Docunight #62 [Penn State]: Homework

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

 

#62: Homework
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
1989 / 86 mins
Persian with English Subtitles

 

“Homework” is a documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he was having difficulties assisting his son with his homework. Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what kind of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance (or did at the time).

Final Reminder: ISA General Body Meeting and Dance Party, November 1st

Dear friends,

This is the final reminder for the ISA GBM and dance party. Attendants need to complete the RSVP form (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5) by Thursday midnight (the form will be closed afterwards).

The Agenda of the meeting is going to be as following:

1. Welcoming and introduction
2. Report on ISA programs so far
3. Report on plans for the future
4. Active membership
5. Dr. Borhan’s talk about the organization
6. Introduction of DocuNight, Masnavi sessions and Reading group
7. Suggestions, critics and discussion

The fee for becoming an active member is $20 for the whole year.

The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, and it is $10 per person (and 5$ for active members)

Feel free to come with costumes and invite your international friends as well.

Where? Toftrees clubhouse, State College, PA
When? Friday, Nov 1st, 8 PM – Midnight

Hope to see you,
ISA officers.
@ISAPennState

GBM and Dance Party (11/01/19)

Dear friends

This is to remind that we are getting close to the general body meeting and Dance Party of the Iranian Student Association on Friday November 1st.
We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you also can register for being an active member of the organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year.
The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, is $10 per person, _with a %50 discount for active members_ and don’t forget to RSVP. (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5). Don’t hesitate to invite your international friends to join us in the party.

PS1: As several friends suggested us, you might come with your costumes if you would like!
PS2: If you want any special track to be played in our playlist, let us know (via telegram: @alighazvinian)

Hope to see you,
ISA officers

ISA GBM & Dance Party, November 1st [Reminder]

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the next general body meeting of the Iranian Student Association on Friday, November 1st. We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to become an active member of our organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year! The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided with snacks and pizza. The fee for attending only the dance party would be $10 per person. However, a special offer of a 50% discount for the cover fee will be provided only for the new active members, and they will only pay $5 as the cover fee. The exact agenda of the meeting would be provided shortly.

Date and time: Friday, November 1st, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5), and feel free to contact any of the current ISA officers if you require any further information.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

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