Events in Amman, January 22 – 28

الأحد 22 كانون الثاني 2012

This week’s agenda is packed. As Egypt marks the anniversary of January 25, the Royal Film Commission hosts five days of films commemorating Egypt’s revolution – five documentaries and one short – in the presence of the directors. And there are more political film this week, as Makan continues the winter films series curated by journalist and critic Yazan Ashqar, this time exploring the theme of “Critique of Power” with films from the UK, Austria/Germany, and Spain.

The Columbia University Middle East Research Center hosts bestselling author William Cohan for a lecture on the significance of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

You also have exhibition openings at Foresight and Dar al-Anda, a daily theater performance of “the Incident” at the Royal Cultural Center, a night of slam poetry at the Studio, live jazz at Canvas, book events, piano concert, and more. Read on for details.

Sunday January 22, 2012

Book Discussion of Azmi Bishara’s “Civil Society” (in Arabic), at Gloria Jeans Cafe (Madina Munawwara St.), 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Winter Films at Makan: Critique of Power
The War Game, director: Peter Watkins (UK, 1965, black & white, 48 minutes) and Our Daily Bread, director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria, Germany, 2005, color, 92 minutes), at Makan Art House/Jabal Luweibdeh, 6:00 pm.

Egypt’s Revolution: A Cinematic Perspective
Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Politician, by Ayten Amin, Tamer Ezzat & Amr Salama (Ayten Amin will present and discuss the film) 90 minutes, Documentary, Arabic with English subtitles, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Play: The Incident, by Sawsan Darwazeh & Saba Mbarak, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Monday January 23, 2012

Winter Films at Makan: Critique Power
The Spirit of the Beehive, director: Victor Erice (Spain, 1973, color, 93 minutes), at Makan Art House/Jabal Luweibdeh, 6:00 pm.

Exhibition Opening: A Rhyme, by Tahseen AL-Zaidy, at Dar al-Anda Gallery/Jabal Luweibdeh, 5:00 pm.

Exhibition Opening: Faces, at Foresight Art Gallery (Ibn Al Roumi st. between 5th and 6th circles), 6:30 pm.

Play: The Incident, by Sawsan Darwazeh & Saba Mbarak, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Egypt’s Revolution: A Cinematic Perspective
18 Days in Egypt, by Ramadan and Ahmed Salah, 45 minutes, Documentary, Arabic with English subtitles, (followed by a discussion with the directors), at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Dúo del Valle” Piano Duo concert, at the Hussein Cultural Centre, at 7.30 p.m.. Tel: 64621652. FREE ADMISSION

Ilham Al-Madfai Live at Khuttar (Abdoun), 9:00 pm. For Information and reservations please call 0777 111 818

Tuesday January 24, 2012

The Significance of Occupy Wall Street Movement  – A lecture by William D. Cohan, author of Money and Power, House of Cards and The Last Tycoon, at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center – King Hussein Park, at 6:00 pm. Tel.: 5777 955.

Play: The Incident, by Sawsan Darwazeh & Saba Mbarak, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Egypt’s Revolution: A Cinematic Perspective
Cold January by Romany Saad, 12 minutes, Short Fiction, in Arabic with English subtitles, followed by a discussion with the director, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm

The Agenda and I, Nevine Shalaby, 47 minutes, Documentary, in Arabic with English subtitles, followed by discussion with the director, at Rainbow Theater, 7:15 pm.

Live Jazz with Yacoub Abu Ghosh Quartet, at Canvas/Jabal Luweibdeh, 9:00 pm. Cover charge JD 5, for reservations call 06 4632211

Wednesday January 25, 2012

Play: The Incident, by Sawsan Darwazeh & Saba Mbarak, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Ta3leeleh in Amman, at Mohtaraf Remal/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm.

Egypt’s Revolution: A Cinematic Perspective
1/2 Revolution by Karim Al Hakim and Omar Shargawi, 72 minutes, Documentary, English with Arabic subtitles, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Concert by Amman Symphony Orchestra, at the Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al-Ain, 7:30 pm. Tickets JD 20, 10.

Thursday January 26, 2012

Play: The Incident, by Sawsan Darwazeh & Saba Mbarak, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Egypt’s Revolution: A Cinematic Perspective
On the Road to Downtown by Sherif Bendary, 70 minutes, Documentary, in Arabic with English subtitles, followed by a discussion with the director, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Friday January 27, 2012

“Gahweh wheil oo pancake” – a night of slam poetry with Sarah Salah, Amani Kamel, Shaher Al-Majali and Jenin, El Far3i and Khutta B, at The Studio (Prince Moh’d Street Building 89), 6:00 pm.

Play: The Incident, by Sawsan Darwazeh & Saba Mbarak, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm

Saturday January 28, 2012

In memory of Walid Al-Khatib (Abu Raafat), a photography exhibition and screening of film “Here I Am” by Mais Darwazeh, at the Professional Associations Union/Shmeisani, 7:00 pm.

Book Sale for a Good Cause, to raise money for an English teaching project at the Gaza refugee camp, at Mohtaraf Remal, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

7iber Labs Idea Day, at Ras al-Ain Gallery, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.