How very, very odd. I had a post up, and it disappeared.
This is a recreation, as much as I can.
If you’re in New York City this week, go see this movie. It’s got a great producer, a fellow I know only through the Louis August Jonas Foundation. It has a good director, and a few very good reviews. And it covers a topic of surpassing importance.
Below, the press release from the producer, Sandi DuBowski, and other resources.
A For Love Launches U.S. Theatrical Release at IFC Center in from May 21st – June 4th – Two Weeks Only!
Buy your ticket online at http://www.ifccenter.com/film?filmid=38472.
Box Office: 323 Sixth Avenue (at W. 3rd St. )
“CRITIC’S PICK! BRAVE…EYE-OPENING!”
– New York Magazine
“REVEALING AND MOVING…A GIFTED FILMMAKER!”
“LIFTS THE VEIL OF SECRECY…FRANKLY BRAVE!”
-NPR Talk of the Nation
Fourteen centuries after the revelation of the holyto the , Islam today is the world’s second largest and fastest growing religion. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of this dynamic faith, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims.
Produced by Sharma and Sandi DuBowski (director of the award-winning), A for Love was filmed over 5 years in 12 countries and 9 languages and comes from the heart of Islam. Looking beyond a hostile and war-torn present, it reclaims the Islamic concept of a greater Jihad, whose true meaning is akin to ‘an inner struggle’ or ‘to strive in the path of God.’ In doing so the film and its remarkable subjects move beyond the narrow concept of ‘ ‘ as holy war.
After Premieres in 15 countries, being banned in, selling out everywhere including and Turkey and five international awards, the film comes to the U.S. and NYC.
We need people to show up during our NYC theatrical run in very large numbers. Bookers across the country will be looking at the success of the film at the NYC Box Office to determine its life everywhere else in the country. If you come the first five days, you can significantly impact the film’s theatrical life in the U.S. and other countries.
Joining director/producer Parvez Sharma and producer Sandi DuBowski in the theater are Imam Muhsin Hendricks, the first openly gay imam fromand Mazen from Egypt/France, featured stars of the film and Faisal Alam, the founder of Al-Fatiha.
We will turn the cinema into a town hall – for debate, change and transformation. Visit http://www.ajihadforlove.com/screenings_D.html for our dazzling line-up of Q & A’s and forums on Islam, Human Rights, South Asian Sexualities, Interfaith such as
Thursday, May 22nd, 7 PM & 9.30 PM
Evening with Sholay and A for Love Team
Friday, May 23rd, 7pm
Dialogue with Progressive Muslims Meet Up Group
Saturday, May 24th, 5:05pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
Human Rights Watch and Scott Long present in association with A for Love: Before the Crusade Passes By: Trapped in the middle of a “clash of civilizations.”
Sunday, May 25th, 7 PM and 9.30 PM
Films for Change
… Looking forward to seeing you there!
May 21st – May 29th Show Times: 11:20am, 1:15pm, 3:10pm, 5:05pm, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Q & A’s and forums with Parvez, Sandi, Muhsin, Mazen, Faisal, and others after 7pm & 9:30pm shows
Get Involved! Here are some ways you can support this film:
Support The Cause:
* Donate to our International Muslim Dialogue Project at http://www.ajihadforlove.com/donate.html
Listen to Parvez Sharma on http://www.thetakeaway.org/archives/2008/05/19/3‘s The Takeaway at
Producer, A for Love
Director/Producer, Trembling Before G-d
Director/Producer, A for Love