May
11
Fri
Before Summer Ends (film) @ Museum of the Moving Image
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Before Summer Ends (film) @ Museum of the Moving Image | New York | United States

France, Switzerland. Dir. Maryam Goormaghtigh. 2017, 80 mins. Digital projection. In French/Persian with English subtitles. Channeling the lo-fi deadpan of Jim Jarmusch, this winningly offbeat quasi-documentary follows three thirty-something Iranian friends on a road trip through the South of France. Immigrants who enjoy the freedoms of their adopted country while remaining nostalgic for their home, the trio camp out under the stars, knock back beers, hang out with a rock group girl duo, and all the while grapple with the question that hangs over everything: will they stay in France for the long haul or return eventually to Iran? Combining a minimalist formal precision with a knack for capturing the improvisatory interplay between her subjects, director Maryam Goormaghtigh produces an amiably loose-limbed, witty look at life in cultural limbo. The film is part of Young French Cinema, a program made possible with the support of Unifrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

This film is part of MoMI’s Panorama Europe Film Festival.

Sep
8
Sat
GIRLS RESIST! A workshop on activism, leadership, and starting a revolution @ The Astoria Bookshop
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm
GIRLS RESIST! A workshop on activism, leadership, and starting a revolution @ The Astoria Bookshop

Join in a workshop on Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution, lead by author, assistant advocacy director of the ACLU of New York and Autostraddle Staff Writer, KaeLyn Rich.

An empowering and accessible resource for teen girls and young women looking for smart, actionable advice and guidance, Girls Resist! is perfect for aspiring activists who are ready to crush inequality, start a revolution, and be the change they want to see in the world!

KaeLyn Rich is a staff writer for the popular queer women’s website Autostraddle.com. A feminist, direct- action organizer, nonprofit lifer, and sexuality educator, she is the assistant advocacy director of the ACLU of New York and former community affairs coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York.