Thu Mar 21,2013

Dubai, March 23rd, 2012: March’s Film Buzz shines the spotlight on artists through a series of critically acclaimed compelling and exquisite films. The popular series held monthly at The Pavilion Downtown Dubai will offers a window into the fascinating art world through innovative films that are original, insightful and entertaining. The nightly screenings this month are on Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30pm.
The line-up begins on Monday, 25th March with Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. The critically acclaimed documentary shot by filmmaker Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend Basquiat, one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. The footage was shot over 20 years ago in one of the only interviews the artist ever gave and only came to light when it was screened at The Sundance Film Festival in 2010 to rave reviews. This definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist.
On Tuesday, March 26th a double bill of shorts from the innovative and award winning filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami who represents a new generation of Iranian filmmakers. Going Up the Stairs: Portrait of an Unlikely Iranian Artist is a warm, revealing and often surprisingly funny portrait of an unlikely artist who shows us that true talent will always refuse to be stifled, and you don’t need an education to understand, to feel, and to paint. 

Following straight on is Cyanosis, which has been recognised at many festivals around the world. The groundbreaking short follows a painter who is forced to work on the streets of Tehran and determined to pursue the art he loves despite the challenges. Complete with 10 minutes of animation sequence, this documentary illustrates how the artist’s paintings shed light on his inner life, dreams, nightmares and memories.

Entry is free and operates on a first come, first served basis. The Pavilion can only accommodate 60 people per screening, so film buffs are urged to arrive early to avoid disappointment. 

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