Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation:

‘Palestinian Literature and Film’ BY MLYNXQUALEY on JANUARY 15, 2018 • ( 0 ) ArabLit’s ongoing series on Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation continues with a conversation between ArabLit’s editor and Prof. Joseph Farag, author of Palestinian Literature in Exile: Gender, Aesthetics and Resistance in the Short Story and faculty at the University of Minnesota.Farag spoke particularly about his course “Palestinian Literature and Film.” For want of space, this will include … Read more Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation:

On The Road With Abbas Kiarostami

Roads of Kiarostami is a 2005 Iranian documentary film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Looking to his own art for inspiration, Abbas Kiarostami reflects on the power of landscape, which combines views of the Iranian auteur’s austere black-and-white photographs with poetic observations, engaging music and a politically provocative finale.

Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition: Special Jury Award to director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte for “As You Are”!!!

  Variety  Sundance: 19 Biggest Breakthrough Performances (17) Owen Campbell, “As You Are” Best known for a memorable recurring role on FX’s “The Americans,” Campbell scores a leading man breakout in first-time director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s haunting teen angst drama. He nails the loneliness of a young man not quite sure of his place in the world and anchors the ’90s-set bizarre love triangle. – G.B. (18) Charlie Heaton, “As You … Read more Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition: Special Jury Award to director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte for “As You Are”!!!

Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s First Feature @ Sundance!

The news broke last night & the Times Union, the paper from Albany where the film was shot was quick to take notice: Local film ‘As You Are’ gets selected for Sundance By Amy Biancolli, arts writer on December 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM Only a month and a half after it wrapped filming in the Capital Region — at 24 days and 29 locations, it was more of a … Read more Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s First Feature @ Sundance!

Gad Hollander: Diary of a Sane Man

Diary of a Sane Man from Gad Hollander on Vimeo. This classic feature-length experimental film was first shown in the Forum section of the Berlin Film Festival in 1990. It was broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 in 1990 & 1991 in the suitably named Midnight Underground slot. Since then it has never again been publicly screened. Classic!

Richard Moore, Poet & Film-Maker (1920-2015)

Poet, film-maker, founding member of KPFA, yogi and much more, Richard Moore was associated with the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance. More details here & here for tributes. Below the just posted film with Robert Duncan and John  Wieners. Published on Mar 25, 2015 From the series USA: Poetry (1965) by Richard O. Moore