8/12 “POMEGRANATES” Album Release Party and Film Screening! Thur Aug 12, 9pm

Pomegranates calligraphy

** “Like A Phoenix From The Ashes” **

What: POMEGRANATES film screening + record release party (NYC)

When: Thursday AUGUST 12 @ 9pm

Where: The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater
165 W 65th St New York NY 10023

co-presented by B-Music/Finders Keepers and Other Music with special thanks to ArteEast and Persian Arts Festival

Join us as we celebrate the release of “Pomegranates”, a compilation of Persian folk, funk, and psychedelia on the Finders Keepers record label — with a companion film collage! Following a successful sold-out premier in Los Angeles, we are proud to bring this multi-media pop-tastic collection of audio-visual rarities to New York!

This special night boasts a psychedelic visual feast of ultra-rare and never before-screened-’till-now vintage film from ’60s/’70s Iran, culled and curated from hundreds of hours and endless stacks of VHS and film of flicks from the pre-revolution glory years. Curated by Mahssa Taghinia and Tom Fitzgerald (programmer at avant-art house Cinefamily, in Los Angeles, and director of Edan’s Echo Party). Edited and “collaged” by Tom Fitzgerald, and soundtracked with an exclusive Persian mash-up mix done by Finders Keepers founder Andy Votel.

Andy will be appearing and DJing the soundtrack LIVE to the Pomegranates film exclusively at this New York screening! The night will also feature bonus visuals to accompany the feature film collage: un-earthed music video pastiche of songs from the compilation, along with vintage commercial reels and a montage of choice selected scenes with subtitled(!) dialogue.

A fun celebration of drinks, catered Persian dinner and pastries, and artwork. Special guest appearances by the curators of Pomegranates will be DJing after the screening!

Amidst the protests, violence, and politically charged situation within Iran, currently, we are excited to present a positive celebration that is socially and culturally relevant and informative, within New York.

See sneak peaks of the film can be found by clicking here!


Details for the Summer Meltdown full Series Schedule can be found here: http://www.filmlinc.com

Tickets are available and can be purchased here: http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/fcssummer/pomegranateslikeaphoenixf.html

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PAF to co-sponsor CD release Pomegranates: Like A Phoenix From The Ashes at Walter Reade Theater August 12th

More info soon.

August 12th @ Walther Reade Theater NYC
“Like A Phoenix From The Ashes” – a night dedicated to film and music from Iran in the 60s & 70s.

Tickets are available starting Thursday July 22nd through the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center -165 W 65th St New York NY 10023.’