Saturday, March 10, 2007

March 10, 2007 Happy Days

So much going on again. Watch for a major announcement next week.

The Institute inaugurated its screening room in a private gathering with the only film worth watching again and again: Singin the the Rain.

a response from Hamid Dabashi's recent visit:

I want to extend my personal gratitude to the Writers Institute for inviting Hamid Dabashi to give a seminar and film discussion on Friday, March 2. Dabashi's deeply informed perspective on current politics, and on the subtle interventions in political life of his own writing and of all the arts, is more than welcome. Since the current debate over U.S. relations with Iran can leave American Iranians and Iranophiles feeling under siege, the humane discourse of a speaker like Hamid Dabashi is more than welcome. For myself and others, including the many Iranians in the audience, Dabashi's wise remarks were particularly heartening at this critical moment.