Media Arts Program

Saturday, February 5, 2005 at Noon

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Squeaky Wheel and Market Arcade Film and Art Center

Abbas Kiarostami

Tsunami Relief Benefit: LIFE AND NOTHING MORE

Presented at:
Market Arcade Film and Art Center

Saturday, February 5, 2005 at noon

Benefit Screening To Support the Tsunami Relief Effort

(Iran, 1992, 108 mins.,in Farsi with English subtitles)

At the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre
639 Main Street, Buffalo
Admission: $10- $40 sliding scale

All proceeds will be given to the American Red Cross and go towards relieving the devastation caused by the tsunami.

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Squeaky Wheel, and the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center present a benefit screening of Abbas Kiarostami’s 1992 film LIFE, AND NOTHING MORE ... (aka LIFE GOES ON).

The film investigates the aftermath of a devastating 1990 earthquake which killed some 50,000 people in northern Iran. The film presents Kiarostami’s unique approach to filmmaking: ‘effortlessly simple and conceptually complex in equal measure; poetic, lyrical, meditative, self-reflexive and increasingly sophisticated. The film mixes fiction and documentary in unique ways, often presenting fact as fiction and fiction as fact. (Kiarostami has said "We can never get close to the truth except through lying.")’

Come watch a beautiful and thought-provoking film by a great director, and at the same time contribute to the effort to help victims of the Tsunami disaster. What could be a more meaningful thing to do on a Saturday afternoon? We’ll see you there, and please, bring a friend!