THOUGHTS: Isfahan Blues

Vida Ghahremani and L. Peter Callender Photo Credit: Pak Han

Vida Ghahremani and L. Peter Callender
Photo Credit: Pak Han

Isfahan Blues is set up in flashbacks. Aging Iranian film star Bella (Vida Ghahremani) has conjured up musician Ray Hamilton (L. Peter Callender), to regale her with tales of the 24 hours they spent together in Iran in 1963.

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BEYOND THE STAGE: An Evening with Jackie Chan


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Upi Photo/Landov

Jackie Chan sits among greats, incomparably, when it comes to his efforts and impact on the Film Industry. Few people of color, have found a way to effectively take control of their careers, let alone be innovative enough to maintain a legacy in such an objective industry. Yet, Chan has done so for 40 years.

For his extraordinary strides in, “his reinvention of how action is filmed, with innovations in editing, choreography, and story-telling influencing filmmakers at home in Hong Kong, and overseas in Hollywood,” Jackie Chan will be honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Asian Film Festival, along with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York. The event will take place on  June 10 and 11. On June 23-27 North America is set hold one of the largest retrospective looks at his career, ever.

Keep reading for the trailer to his newest film and more details on this great honor!

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BEYOND THE STAGE: The TriBeCa Film Festival

The TriBeCa Film Festival starts today and it’s going to be great.  Join in conversation with Tracy Morgan, Mira Nair, Whoopi Goldberg, and many, many more!  Most of the events are sold out, however, they are encouraging people to wait in the standby line to get their chance to see these great films and engage in these informative conversations.

Photo Credit: Tribeca Enterprises LLC

Photo Credit: Tribeca Enterprises LLC

See the complete schedule and experience this cool festival!  We’ve highlighted a few events, and you should check them out!
Tribeca Talks® Pen to Paper: Putting the “I” in “Film”
When: Saturday 4/20  1:00 PM
Where: Barnes & Noble 33 E 17th Street at Union Square
Description: Hosted by Barnes & Noble. “Write what you know” has always been a mantra, but “film what you know”? How can direct personal experiences translate to audience-friendly, relatable pieces on screen? How much of our “all” should we bare?

Tribeca Talks® After the Movie: Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
When: Wednesday 4/24 6:00 PM
Where: SVA Theater 1
Price: $25
Description: This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled and reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be.

Are you attending the festival?? Let us know what you’re planning on seeing by leaving a comment (via the link under the title above)!