Iranian film star Leila Hatami will be at West Vancouver's Kay Meek Centre on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. for a screening of Dariush Mehrjui’s 1996 feature, Leila, in which Hatami made her film debut opposite her future husband, Ali Mosaffa. Hatami is one of Iranian cinema’s most iconic actors. Her 2011 film, A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture, as well as the Hollywood Golden Globe, Berlin Golden Bear and French César for Best Picture. Hatami also won Best Actress honours at the Berlin Film Fest for her role in the film. Film clip of Hatami discussing making movies in Iran with Euronews: youtube.com/watch?v=lLuP0N3ygqo.
Electronic post-punkers at The Cobalt on Aug 12. Performing live set at the Triple Door on KEXP Seattle: youtube.com/watch?v=FXMVjxS4g1g. NSN interview with Dan Boeckner from 2015: nsnews.com/entertainment/music/dan-boeckner-brings-new-band-to-the-fox-cabaret-1.1740526.
Rich Hope and His Blue Rich Rangers performing with his band at Edgemont tonight. “When the Whip Comes Down”: vimeo.com/56194540.
Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) final work screening at Vancity Theatre: vimeo.com/122108467. NSN interview with Maysles from 2010 “Let Reality Happen: nsnews.com/entertainment/albert-maysles-letting-reality-happen-1.1810232.
TRIO DA KALI
New album out with Kronos Quartet, Ladilikan. “Eh Ya Ye”: youtube.com/watch?v=hxDsn-8eymk. Trio Da Kali in Vancouver on Oct. 6 at St. James Hall. NSN interview with Kronos Quartet's David Harrington from 2011: nsnews.com/entertainment/dossier/kronos-opens-doors-to-brave-new-worlds-1.363971.
Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star now out on Omnivore Recordings: tinyurl.com/ybsk7whc. NSN interview with Omnivore Recordings’ Cheryl Pawelski: nsnews.com/entertainment/music/archival-project-brings-alex-chilton-masterpiece-to-life-1.4132471.
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD
“The Indians Who Rocked the World” doc screening at Vancity Theatre: tinyurl.com/ya7rnpw3.
(April 22, 1936 – Aug. 8, 2017): tinyurl.com/ycj3xbsm.