i really want to see women without men but as usual i did not think to get my tickets in advance and it is mostly sold out (they will be releasing a few tickets an hour before each showing). i was going to attempt to get the rush tickets tomorrow night but now i am going to see a rock ‘n’ roll show (a place to bury strangers and the big pink!!!) instead so i guess i will have to wait for the wider release, or more likely netflix!
more info here: www.newdirectors.org
shirin will be speaking at the SVA theater at the end of the month. some info:::
Thursday, April 22, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker. She will discuss the transition of her work from still photography to video installation, and most recently, to feature-length film. Her directorial debut, Women Without Men, based on a novella by Shahrnush Parsipur that had been banned in Iran, received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department.