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Film Screening: TASKAFA, October 7 6:30PM

TASKAFA, STORIES OF THE STREET (dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 2013), 66 min. – presented by Ilker Hepkaner and Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz
WHEN: Friday 7 October 2016, 6:30pm
WHERE: Hagop Kevorkian Center, 50 Washington Square South [at 255 Sullivan Street]
Sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University
TASKAFA is an exploration of memory and belonging told through the sometimes-shocking history of Istanbul’s community of street dogs. In spite of attempts over the last 400 years by the city’s rulers to exterminate them, the dogs have refused to accept they have no right to live there. TASKAFA offers a collage of testimonials from Istanbul’s residents, and uses readings by John Berger from his novel King – a story of hope, dreams and resistance told from the perspective of a dog – to create a moving and sometimes joyful essay-film about modernity, about foreign-ness, about who cities are for.
ILKER HEPKANER, a doctoral student at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU, is writing a dissertation on the relation between heritage practices, visuality, and space in Turkey and Israel. He is also a literary translator.
DANIEL HOFFMAN-SCHWARTZ is currently a lecturer in Comparative Lecturer at Princeton University. After receiving his PhD from NYU in 2012 he was a lecturer for two years in the Humanities Program at Bogazici University in Istannbul. He is the co-editor of Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction (2015), and currently at work on a monograph on the concept of political romanticism.
Thanks to Andrea Luka  Zimmerman

Revolutionary Film Series – Starting April 18


Italian, French, Comparative Literature, Psychology, & International Relations Departments




The Revolutionary Film:

Between Politics and Aesthetics


This film series looks at the revolutionary film as a particular genre of cinema. There is a conspicuous lack of attention given to revolutionary films among film scholars and theorists, a lack which is all the more surprising when one considers that the revolutionary genre presents a number of general theoretical questions concerning narrative, history, the revolutionary event, and the political importance of aesthetic works. We hope to fill this absence by focusing on films presenting diverse revolutionary moments, in various geographical and historical settings. This spatial and temporal diversity will bring together a series of films that chose different ways to negotiate the inherent ambiguities of revolution as a historical phenomenon, as well as the formal difficulties of cinematically representing it.


Each film will be presented by an invited speaker.

Unless otherwise noted, all screenings will take place at 19 University Place, room 102 at 5:00PM.

Organized by the Italian, French, Comparative Literature, Psychology, and International Relations Departments.


April 11:

The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo (1967)

Speaker: David Forgacs (Italian Department, NYU)


April 18:

Shorts on the Egyptian Revolution by The Mosireen Collective (2011)

Speaker: Alya El Hosseiny (MEIS Department, NYU)


Frontline: Syria Behind the Lines (2013)

Speaker: To be confirmed


April 25:

No by Pablo Larraín (2012)

Speaker: Ana Dopico (Comparative Literature & Spanish Departments, NYU)


May 2:

The Last Command by Josef von Sternberg (1928)

Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein (1925)

Speaker: To be confirmed


May 9:

The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer (2012)

Speaker: Joshua Oppenheimer (via Skype)

*Screening begins at 2:00PM

March 5 | Filmmaker Amit Khanna Visits NYU

Regional, National, and Global Trends in the Indian Film World
A Lecture by Amit Khanna
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 PM
NYU Institute for Public Knowledge | 20 Cooper Square
REGISTER at bit.ly/1m6AFP9

Amit Khanna, a media leader on Indian television and cinema, has been the Chairman of the Board of Reliance Entertainment. He has had a long career as a film and television director and a journalist. He currently plays a major role in debates about media policy, regulation and markets in India and in global markets for Indian media content. Amit was instrumental in the forging of connections between Reliance and Hollywood, especially in the creation of a partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks. Amit set up India’s first diversified Media Company Plus Channel in 1989. He is visiting NYU as a guest of the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the NYU Marron Institute.

Internship Opportunity at Independent Film Company

Job Description: Administrative intern needed in the office of Academy Award nominee Writer/Director John Sayles and Producer Maggie Renzi:

•Producers of GIRLFIGHT, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

We are looking for part-time Administrative Interns who are dependable and have previous office experience.  This is NOT an on-set position, but an administrative support position where you will learn to understand the workings of an independent film company.    

Contact us: Please email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for us, and a resume to keetin@anarchistsconvention.com 
Include subject heading: ”Attn. INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR”. 

1-2 days a week, flexible schedule.  3-5 months.  Looking to start 3rd week of September.  College Credit available.  Unpaid, but transportation and lunch included.