Monday, January 20, 2020

“Refugees with no refuge”

انجمن سخن فارسی در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند:
پناهجویان بی پناه

عزت گوشه گیر

پنجشنبه ۲۳ ژانویه، ساعت پنج تا شش و نیم عصر
ساختمان پِک ، سالون Pick Hall 218, Univ. of Chicago ۲۱۸
۵۸۲۸ سوث یونیورستی اونو 5828 South University Ave
شیکاگو Chicago, IL 60637 ۶۰۶۳۷

“Refugees with no refuge”

-- Ezzat Goushegir, writer & playwright, DePaul University
Thursday January 23rd, from 5:00-6:30pm
Pick Hall 218, University of Chicago
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Ezzat Goushegir has published six books in Persian, including four collections of short stories, a collection of two plays and a book of poetry. She writes in both English and Persian and her plays have been produced in the U.S., Europe, China and the Philippines. She is currently teaches at DePaul University in Chicago.
As always, tea and refreshments will be served - hope to see you there

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Painful Days

 It’s truly difficult to express my feelings...It's enormously painful to see that the best of bests of the children of Iran and the world....gone in a moment....
My deepest condolences to the family of the victims of the Ukrainian plane shot down.

"After initially denying reports suggesting it had caused the crash of a Ukrainian airliner, Iran has acknowledged that it "unintentionally" shot down the plane."

Sunday, January 12, 2020

A Stranger in Shanghai

In a gloomy day, agonized with painful, infuriating news I watched "A Stranger in Shanghai" based on brilliant Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa's diary during the turbulent time in 1921, Shanghai.

Beautifully written, directed and acted. 

"A Stranger in Shanghai recounts the true story of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, one of Japan’s most endearing and highly regarded writers, who under somewhat mysterious circumstances accepted a position as a newspaper correspondent in Shanghai, and while there, witnessed the suffering of its citizens who were under foreign concessions of western European countries and Japan. As he covered the revolution in Shanghai, Akutagawa forged relationships with the working men, and women in the brothels, living in Shanghai.

The story of Akutagawa’s time in Shanghai is notable because the author came to be known as “Father of the Japanese Short Story,” after his masterwork “Rashomon” was published. It was later made into a classic film by one of Japan’s most important and influential film directors, Akira Kurosawa."

Thursday, January 2, 2020

"Revolutionary Road"

Revolutionary Road
"Revolutionary Road" shows the American Dream awakened by a nightmare. It takes place in the 1950s, the decade not only of Elvis but of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. It shows a young couple who meet at a party, get married and create a suburban life with a nice house, a manicured lawn, "modern" furniture, two kids, a job in the city for him, housework for her, and martinis, cigarettes, boredom and desperation for both of them.

Marriage Story

Marriage a must watch film. Watch it, discuss it and analyze it.
"A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes."