Monday, October 31, 2011
PAST: More Free events THURS, May 31st... Film Screening at Artisphere, Songwriter's Showcase at Dahlak, Author George Pelecanos...
More FREE events for Thursday, May 31st
Free Film Screening of "Cultures of Resistance"
at the Artisphere Dome Theater
"The film examines how unity and creativity can be the building blocks in the battle for peace and justice and the impact of them reaching five continents. The journey begins in Mali, where the music of Tuareg resistance rises from the desert; moves to Burma, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship; then on to Brazil, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars; and ending in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where photography, music and film have given a voice to those rarely heard."
Directed by Lara Lee.The documentary features: Medellín poets for peace, Capoeira masters from Brazil, Niger Delta militants, Iranian graffiti artists, women’s movement leaders in Rwanda, Lebanon’s refugee filmmakers, U.S. political pranksters, Argentinas Madres de Plaza de Mayo, indigenous Kayapó activists from the Xingu, Israeli dissidents, Hezbollah, Hamas, and hip-hop artists from Palestine, and many more.
1101 Wilson Blvd - Arlington VA
Metro: Rosslyn, turn left on Wilson and walk a half block
Metro: not really that close to any metro, between Dupont and Woodley Pk and U St. You can take any of the 90 line buses close to there or the L2 or L4 bus
"Once Upon a Time in D.C." with George Pelecanos and Thomas Mallon talk with Frank Foer
at the Embassy of Canada
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Free, RSVP is required
George Pelecanos (pictured), author of more than a dozen D.C.-based crime novels, and Thomas Mallon, author of Watergate, talk with Frank Foer about the role of D.C. in their work.
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial