2014 – 2015 Film Series

Festival Cinema Invisible Film Series

2014 – 2015 Festival Cinema Invisible Film Series

Using film as a springboard, the 2014 – 2015 FCI Film series at (Proctor’s GE Theatre in Schenectady, NY) featured multi-media events (film, music and photography) and Persian food and tea.  The series opened dialog about Iran – its people and its art – and culminated in the 2015 FCI Film Festival.  This page is a archive of the events of that year.

February 5, 2015

Upstate New York based Festival Cinema Invisible (FCI) continues its series of matching rarely screened international films with live music, international food and visual art at Proctor’s GE Theatre on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm.

The night will begin with a performance of instrumental international music from the Korisoron Trio followed by a rare screening of two short documentaries from Iran,

  1. “Scorpio”, directed by Faride Saremi and Omid Hashemlu, 43 mins. A documentary about a group of musicians in Iran who achieved fame by playing rock and roll music in Tehran and their recollections and observations about “the early days of the rock music movement in Iran.”
  2. “Fire Bread and the Old Man”, directed by Shahruz Tavakoli , 26 mins. Faced with an ever changing city, one man continues to make bread in the traditional style.

Farzad Golpayegani one of the guitarists from KoriSoron will be presenting some of his recent paintings and drawings at the event and will be at the screening to engage in a Q&A style discussion on making music in Iran with FCI President Mahmood Karimi-Hakak.

The evening also features Persian style tea and sweets.

Admission is $10.

[Tickets will be available at the Proctor’s Box Office]

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/507294249413363/

 

 


 

 

January 8, 2015

Upstate New York based Festival Cinema Invisible (FCI) continues its series of matching rarely screened international films with live music, international food and visual art at Proctor’s GE Theatre on Thursday January 8th at 7pm.

The night will begin with a performance of instrumental international music from Korisoron followed by a rare screening of two short films from Iran,

  1. “Winter Vases”, directed by Ayda Panahandeh, 48 mins. In a small apartment building in Iran, an upstairs man is arrested by the authorities. As the downstairs’ woman tends to his plants, she discovers her own husband’s political activities.
  2. “Someone’s Got To Talk”, directed by Farzad Kiyafar, 35 mins. Shot in a single room, Someone’s Got to Talk” is a claustrophobic examination about words unsaid; real feelings, cover ups, suspicions, fake smiles, and existing taboos in married life.

Afshin Katanchi, the lead actor of both films is a resident of Schenectedy and will be at the screening to engage in a Q&A style discussion of the films with FCI President Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Mr. Katanchi is also a photographer and will be presenting, “Schenectady and I” an exhibit of his photos of Schenectady.

The evening also features Persian style tea and sweets.

Admission is $10.

[Tickets will be available at the Proctor’s Box Office]

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673756256184292/

Event on Proctor’s website: http://www.proctors.org/events/fci-film-series-someones-got-talk-winter-vases

 


 

 

December 18, 2014
7:00 pm
GE Theatre Proctors, Schenectady NY
$10

  • Discussion and screening of two short films from Iran
  • Live music by Korisoron
  • Photo exhibit by Bill Wolak
  • Persian Tea & Sweets by Persian Bite

Ticket available at Proctor’s Box Office and here.

 


 

September 18, 2014
7:00 pm
GE Theatre Proctors, Schenectady NY
$10

  • Discussion and screening of “Common Plight” (subtitled) with a Q & A with the film’s producer Mahmood Karimi-Hakak

“A decade after the Islamic Revolution, an intellectual couple, prominent prior to the Revolution, now confined within their modest apartment, celebrate their twentieth anniversary. They can only invite one friend each. As the evening proceeds, relationships are developed and dreams resurface.”

  • Live music by Korisoron
  • Photo exhibit
  • Persian Tea & Sweets by Persian Bite

Ticket available at Proctor’s Box Office and here.

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