December 2019 archive

Yalda 1398 at State College [Reminder]

Dear Friends and Residents of the Happy Valley,

 

We are more than happy to announce that ISA will be hosting the Yalda night on Friday, December 20th. This event will be a potluck, and ISA will provide you with Pomegranate, Watermelon and Yalda Nuts! It is highly appreciable if anyone attending the party would choose one of the main dishes, desserts, or refreshments listed in (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ynyiLOVQZMnxOuKv9mfBy_x0qfTwLe6m4K6eQ4N_mMw/edit?usp=sharing) to prepare for the night (Iranian dishes are highly recommended). The dinner will be followed by Dance Party! Please RSVP to help us organize this event better. (You can join the telegram group of event at: telegram.me/ISAPennStateYalda1398)

We will enjoy Karaoke at the event with old-school Persian songs together!

Date and time: Friday, December 20th, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College.

Please feel free to contact ISA officers if you have any questions.
( PSU.ISA@gmail.com )

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

Yalda Night Party

Dear Friends and Residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that ISA will be hosting the Yalda night on Friday, December 20th. This event will be a potluck, and ISA will provide you with Pomegranate, Watermelon and Yalda Nuts! It is highly appreciable if anyone attending the party would choose one of the main dishes, desserts, or refreshments listed in (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ynyiLOVQZMnxOuKv9mfBy_x0qfTwLe6m4K6eQ4N_mMw/edit?usp=sharing) to prepare for the night (Iranian dishes are highly recommended). The dinner will be followed by Dance Party! Please RSVP to help us organize this event better. (You can join the telegram group of event at: telegram.me/ISAPennStateYalda1398)

Date and time: Friday, December 20th, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College.

Please feel free to contact ISA officers if you have any questions at PSU.ISA@Gmaul.com

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

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”.