What: Islamic Art Film Screening
When: March 31, 2012
Time: 1:30pm (Doors open at 1:00pm)
Where: Dallas Museum of Art
Cost: Free with paid admission to the museum
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The film screening for UPF’s latest high profile documentary is just around the corner and seats are filling up fast! The team of the Islamic Art Revival Series is working day and night to finalize the preparations for the event and is looking forward to March 31st with great anticipation!
The film screening will be held at the historic Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium. The Horchow is a 342-seat fully equipped auditorium featuring state-of-the-art acoustic and audiovisual equipment. The space is ideal for presentations, performances and in our case, film screenings.
The Horchow Auditorium
This film is the latest installment in the growing collection of high quality films by Producers Alex Kronemer and Michael Wolfe of the Unity Productions Foundation. With such credits to their names as Prince Among Slaves and Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, this successful team has hit it out of the park yet again.
The IARS team is also deeply honored to have the opportunity to welcome the film’s Academy Award-Nominated and Emmy Award-Winning director, Rob Gardner, to Dallas, Texas for this momentous occasion.
Born in 1925, he began making films and studying anthropology in the 1950s, becoming the founding director of the Harvard Film Study Center in 1957. (He left the post in 1997.) By the 1960s, his work began inspiring critical superlatives, and it has added to the discourse on ethnographic film and visual anthropology*.
Producer Michael Wolfe (left) and Director Rob Gardner (right)
If that wasn’t enough the film’s narrator is none other than Academy Award-Winning performer Susan Sarandon whose soothing and familiar voice lends an air of beauty and prestige to this already breathtaking masterpiece. She leads us on a stunning 1400 year journey across time and space to showcase the magnificent contributions of Islamic artistic expression from all over the world.
Like we said the seats are selling out quick so don’t wait until the last minute to claim your seats! Visit our registration page today!
*NY Times Article by Manohla Dargis 11.10.2011