** “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.
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