The World through The Art of Cinema
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2005,
AT 6:30 PM
HOW TO COPE WITH DEATH
A SHORT ANIMATION BY: Ignacio Ferreras
Death the Grim Reaper descends upon a very old woman, she seems ripe enough to be harvested.
But appearance can be
deceitful; this is one old woman who knows how to cope with death.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2005, AT 6:30 PM
A DULL HOUSE
A FILM BY ALI KIANI
Featuring: Christine Harte, Shon
and Mary Gilbert
About the Film: The Fosters want to have a child. They'll do anything-from high-tech procedures to common sense advice. But are they ready to become parents? Carol Foster is Physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted from many years of fertility drugs, hormone injections, egg freezing. Charley Foster, her husband, is torn between sexual fantasies and his desire for emotional intimacy. At the end, they realize their needs and abandon their wants.
Special Guests: CHRISTINE HARTE, SHON LITTLE, MARY GILBERT AND ALI KIANI
About the Filmmaker: Dr. Kiani has taught at UCLA, California State University, and Los Angeles Community Colleges. His works have been both published and produced professionally. He's won several creative writing awards for his plays and screenplays. He's directed plays, short films, and a documentary prior to A Dull House. His anthology, Around the World in Seven Acts, has received the following reviews from major theaters in Los Angeles:
"..Very interesting collection of plays....[Kiani] is to be commended for the imagination and humanism implicit in embarking on such project."
"...Around the World in Seven Acts was a popular and often discussed work. It was very well thought of here"
Mead Hunter, Skirball-Kenis Theater
"...It is a remarkable work, impressive in its
scope, and commendable in its commitment to the world's theater tradition."
East West Players
"..It is an enjoyable piece of work...this is done
with the simplicity and forcefulness of a folktale. An excellent give-and-take
between the performers.. "
Los Angeles Reader
UCLA Department of Theater Arts
"...These plays provide excellent material for family
theater and are also just right for the adventurous school theater departments..."
Baker’s Plays, New York
The Daily Sundial, CSUN