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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.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2005, AT 6:30 PM

 



A DULL HOUSE

A FILM BY ALI KIANI

Featuring: Christine Harte, Shon Little,
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."
Geffen Playhouse

"...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

"...Well done..."
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

"...Captivating,...Terrific,...and Wonderful!..."
The Daily Sundial, CSUN