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September 2021

The Phantom Landscape of Jiangnan: The Politics of Topography in Stage Sisters (dir. Xie Jin 1964)

September 29 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Mia Yinxing Liu, associate professor at California College of the Arts in History of Art and Visual Culture, discusses the representation of Jiangnan landscape in Xie Jin’s film Stage Sisters (1964). For Chinese filmmakers consciously exploring traditional aesthetics, Jiangnan, a favored site of literati painting, became the film location and setting of choice. Stage Sisters’ cinematic interpretation of Jiangnan landscape is firstly a formal experiment, as it uses the water canals in the Jiangnan region in a very similar way…

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We are Stanford: A Festival of Reflection and Renewal

September 30

We are Stanford: A Festival of Reflection and Renewal marks the return of the full Stanford community to campus, offering a diverse range of ritual, artistic, commemorative and celebratory programs to express and hold all that we have been through, individually and collectively, over the last 18 months. Two dozen campus departments and programs have partnered to present events that are authentic to their communities and open to broad student, staff, and faculty participation, engaging themes of grief, loss and remembrance,…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary THE REUNITED STATES

September 30 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program is proud to be part of the in-person event We Are Stanford: A Festival of Reflection and Renewal (for the full schedule, visit https://orsl.stanford.edu/festival) for the screening and the panel co-presented with the Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford Medicine and the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, MLK Jr. Research and Education Institute, World House Global Network, and Stanford Film Society. THE REUNITED STATES (75min) US  Director: Ben Rekhi  Producers: Sol Tryon, Raj Krishna Over…

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October 2021

A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet

October 6 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with prominent artists such as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. Together on stage, Green and Kronos interact with the stirring cinematic imagery to craft an important record and exploration of late 20th and early 21st-century music. Transcending the typical live music and film event,…

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Image and words in the films and stories of Ebrahim Golestan

October 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ameneh Yousefi was born in Hamedan city in Iran.  She received her Doctoral in Persian Literature from the University of Karaj.  She has done several auditorial, visual and animated projects as an author for Local National Broadcasting.  She currently teaches Persian Literature in Ganjname University in Hamedan City and is researching the representation of intellectual figures in ten contemporary Persian novels.  Her talk will cover the inter-textual relations between words and images in Golestan’s films and fiction. Event is in…

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Film screening: There Is No Evil

October 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am

RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the October 29 dicussion with the film’s director, Mohammad Rasoulof.  The film will be made available October 26-28 and the link will be emailed to registrants ahead of time.  About the film: Filmed in secret and banned in its home country, Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning film is an anthology of four short stories, each focused on a person affected by the capital punishment system in a country that commits more executions per capita…

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November 2021

Film screening: Immigrants’ Stories – Iranian Americans of Silicon Valley

November 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Followed by a conversation with the film’s director, Nima Naimi.  RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the discussion on November 12.  The link to the documentary will be shared with registered attendees before the event. About the documentary: Iranian Americans have achieved remarkable success across all professional fields, with many recognized internationally for their outstanding contributions.  This film tells the first-hand immigration stories of several Iranian-Americans, covering 3 generations and over a dozen personal stories, and how Iranian-Americans have become…

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