Film Screening

Film Quarterly Seminar: The New Disability Media, February 24
Feb 24, 2023 | 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

On February 24, Film Quarterly explores new directions in disability film and media in a two-part webinar discussing its special dossier “The New Disability Media” (Winter 2022) co-presented with NYU’s Center for Disability Studies and Center for Media, Culture & History.

Film Quarterly Seminar: The New Disability Media, February 10
Feb 10, 2023 | 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

On February 10, Film Quarterly explores new directions in disability film and media in a two-part webinar discussing its special dossier "The New Disability Media" (Winter 2022) co-presented with NYU’s Center for Disability Studies and Center for Media, Culture & History.

Webinar<br>Screening and Discussion: “Vision Portraits” (Rodney Evans, 2019)
Mar 05, 2021 | 04:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Join us for a screening of "Vision Portraits" (2019) and discussion with filmmaker Rodney Evans and performance artist/dancer Kayla Hamilton. This feature-length documentary chronicles the creative paths of blind and visually impaired artists—photographer John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knighton, and the director, award-winning filmmaker Rodney Evans. Organized by the NYU Center for Disability Studies. Registration required.

Film Screening<br>West Beirut, 1998
Feb 25, 2020 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Against the turmoil of Lebanon’s 1975 Civil War, this largely autobiographical coming-of-age drama, written and directed by Ziad Doueiri, follows an Arab family struggling to survive as their world is blown apart. Lebanon, 105 min., color. In Arabic and French with English subtitles.

Film Screening<br>The Night of Counting the Years (Al Momia aka The Mummy), 1969
Feb 07, 2020 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Set in 1881, just before the start of British colonial rule, this film directed by Shadi Abdel Salam tells the true story of an Egyptian clan that has been robbing tombs for three thousand years. When Antiquities Service officials find mummies on sale in the open market in Cairo, mayhem ensues. Egypt, 102 min., color, in Arabic with English subtitles. Critically acclaimed as one of the best Egyptian films ever made. Introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Postdoctoral Associate, Film & Media Studies, Yale University.

Film Screening<br>Sevmek Zamani (Time to Love), 1965
Oct 18, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

This Turkish drama, directed by Metin Erksan, features Müşfik Kenter as a poor painter who falls in love with the image of a female singer while at work in one of the large villas on Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands. What happens when she appears in the flesh? Sevmek Zamani is a remarkable example of the Turkish new wave that has rarely been screened or written about outside Turkey. 1:25 min., black-and-white, in Turkish with English subtitles. Introduced by Farbod Honarpisheh, Postdoctoral Associate, Film & Media Studies, Yale University.

Film Screening<br>Nostalgia for the Future (2017)
Sep 25, 2019 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

A collaboration between filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore and architect Rohan Shivkumar, this documentary explores Indian modernity, the citizen, and the architecture of the home through four buildings made over the course of a century: the gigantic Lukshmi Vilas Palace in Baroda; Villa Shodhan in Ahmedabad, designed by Le Corbusier; Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad; and public housing in Delhi designed for Pakistani refugees. 54 min., in Hindi and English with English subtitles. Introduced by the filmmaker, with Q&A.

Film Screening: The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid, 2015
Oct 15, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Ali Mirsepassi, Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies in NYU’s Gallatin School and Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, will present this documentary, which he co-created with Hamed Yousefi. The film explores the life and thought of Iranian philosopher Ahmad Fardid (1910-1994) in his intellectual crusade to halt rising Western influence in Iran. 85 min.

AIDS on TV: Journalism, Medicine, Government, and Prejudice
May 07, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

In 1983, television producer and journalist Joseph Lovett successfully pleaded with ABC's 20/20 executives to create the first investigative reports on AIDS for network TV. He will show selected video clips (50 min.) and discuss the responsibility and the difficulties of reporting on a plague during a decade of discrimination.