Monday, March 17, 2008

Benefit Concert by Simon Shaheen for Mohammad Bakri :: Apr 17, 2008

Simon is presenting a fundraiser for Mohammad Bakri, Palestinian Actor and Director, who is currently standing trial for his documentary 'Jenin Jenin' (screened at BPFF 2007), on charges brought against him by five Israeli soldiers.

Ticket sales and donations will contribute to the defense of the liable suit brought against him.

Special Guests include:
MC Comedienne Maysoon Zayid
Syrian Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and singer Yafa Bakri

When: Thursday, April 17th, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

(Reception to Follow)

Where: Historic St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20th St, Chelsea

346 West 20 Street (between 8th + 9th Ave), New York

Tickets: $30 for Concert and $20 for Reception

Purchase Tickets by Phone: 212-352-3101 / 866-811-4111 (toll free)
Donations or questions contact Lisa at 917-407-5365

Sunday, March 16, 2008

BPFF Benefit Party at Andala :: Apr 10, 2008

Our first festival in 2007 was a phenomenal success with over 40 films shown at six great venues across the city, attended by prominent filmmakers, performers and tremendous audiences. Help us establish BPFF as an annual event in Boston and the premiere international Palestinian film festival.

Come to this party at Andala to enjoy a celebration of Palestinian Cinema with Live Arabic music by the band Arabian Nightingales and delicious appetizers from renowned Cambridge restaurants - Casablanca, Oleana, and the East Coast Grill.

Learn about the 2nd annual festival to be held Oct 4-12th, 2008, and get a sneak preview of new films and exciting events planned.

Where: Andala Coffee House, 286 Franklin St., Central Square, Cambridge

When: Thursday, April 10th, 8pm - 12am

Tickets: $25 per person* includes appetizers and drinks

*All proceeds go towards the festival and are tax deductible. BPFF is a program of the Middle East Cultural and Charitable Society (MECCS), a 501 (c) (3) organization.

If you cannot attend the event, you can still contribute to the film festival via a Paypal donation online.

Copyright 2007 Boston Palestine Film Festival