Saturday, March 31, 2007

What's in common between Odes(s)a, Staples, and Architecture?

Poster: Odes(s)a + Staples + Architecture
Credit: wikipedia, MS Word
2007 @

Munk Centre for International Studies!

My Events List for next week:

Tuesday April 10, 2007
Identities in Odes(s)a
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 108N

Wednesday April 11, 2007
Staples and Beyond
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 156S

Thursday April 12, 2007
Philosophy, Architecture, History
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: 108N

Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto ON M5S 3K7
Tel: (416) 946-8900


Identities in Odes(s)a

Date: Tuesday April 10
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 108N, North House

Tanya Richardson
Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University

Abel Polese
Jacyk Visiting Scholar, Research Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Institute in Dresden

Olga Andriewsky
Trent University

Contact Info:
Larysa Iarovenko


Tanya Richardson (Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University), "Between Cosmopolitan and Provincial: Spaces of History and the Place of Odesa in Post-Soviet Ukraine"
Abel Polese (Jacyk Visiting Scholar, Research Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Institute in Dresden), "Weird Mathematics in Odesa: Why One Odessan is a Ukrainian but ten Odessans are Russian?"

Main Sponsor:
Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
Trent University

Professor Olga Andriewsky
Chair of History Department, Trent University

Research interests: Russia as empire; national identity and imperial discourse, Russian-Ukrainian relations.
Research interests: Russia as empire; national identity and imperial discourse, Russian-Ukrainian relations.

Teaching interests: Modern Russia and Eastern Europe; Russian Revolution; Stalin and Stalinism; and Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union.

* "The Russian-Ukrainian Discourse And The Failure Of The 'Little Russian Solution', 1782-1917" in Peoples, Nations, Identities: The Russian-Ukrainian Encounter, project jointly sponsored by the Harriman Institute, Columbia University; the Seminar on East European Studies, University of Koln (Germany); and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta (forthcoming 2003);
* "The Paradoxes of Reform: Higher Education in Post-Soviet Ukraine" in Problems of Development of Ukraine since Independence (forthcoming, Canadian Scholars' Press, 2003)

Abel Polese
Abel Polese, from Italy, has been learning languages most of his life, to the extent where he is now fluent in seven, including English and Russian. He has various languages qualifications and has spent time studying at Coventry University.

Philosophy, Architecture, History

The Eighth Hermann Levin Goldschmidt Memorial Lecture

Date: Thursday April 12
Time: 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room: 108N, North House

Claudia Brodsky-La Cour
Princeton University

Contact Info:
Edith Klein

Main Sponsor:

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies
Co-sponsored by
Foundation Dialogik
Centre for Comparative Literature
Department of Philosophy
Jewish Studies Program

Claudia J. Brodsky Lacour
Claudia Brodsky Lacour is Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University and ancien directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. She is the author of The Imposition of Form: Studies in Narrative Representation and Knowledge (1987), Lines of Thought: Discourse, Architectonics, and the Origin of Modern Philosophy (1996), and several articles on German, French, and English literature and philosophy from the Enlightenment through the present.

Lines of Thought: Discourse, Architectonics, and the Origin of Modern Philosophy (Paperback)
by Claudia Brodsky Lacour (Author)

Editorial Reviews
Book Description
It is considerably easier to say that modern philosophy began with Descartes than it is to define the modernity and philosophy to which Descartes gave rise. In Lines of Thought, Claudia Brodsky Lacour describes the double origin of modern philosophy in Descartes’s Discours de la méthode and Géométrie, works whose interrelation, she argues, reveals the specific nature of the modern in his thought. Her study examines the roles of discourse and writing in Cartesian method and intuition, and the significance of graphic architectonic form in the genealogy of modern philosophy.
While Cartesianism has long served as a synonym for rationalism, the contents of Descartes’s method and cogito have remained infamously resistant to rational analysis. Similarly, although modern phenomenological analyses descend from Descartes’s notion of intuition, the “things” Cartesian intuitions represent bear no resemblance to phenomena. By returning to what Descartes calls the construction of his “foundation” in the Discours, Brodsky Lacour identifies the conceptual problems at the root of Descartes’s literary and aesthetic theory as well as epistemology. If, for Descartes, linear extension and “I” are the only “things” we can know exist, the Cartesian subject of thought, she shows, derives first from the intersection of discourse and drawing, representation and matter. The crux of that intersection, Brodsky Lacour concludes, is and must be the cogito, Descartes’s theoretical extension of thinking into material being. Describable in accordance with the Géométrie as a freely constructed line of thought, the cogito, she argues, extends historically to link philosophy with theories of discursive representation and graphic delineation after Descartes. In conclusion, Brodsky Lacour analyzes such a link in the writings of Claude Perrault, the architectural theorist whose reflections on beauty helped shape the seventeenth-century dispute between “the ancients and the moderns.”
Part of a growing body of literary and interdisciplinary considerations of philosophical texts, Lines of Thought will appeal to theorists and historians of literature, architecture, art, and philosophy, and those concerned with the origin and identity of the modern.

From the Back Cover

“An engaging and original piece of work—a very good book. Lines of Thought will take a respected place amongst interdisciplinary studies of philosophy.”—Jonathan Ree, Middlesex University

“An excellent, highly disciplined reading; a truly interdisciplinary achievement. One of the most striking qualities of this book is the way in which Brodsky Lacour opens up broader historical, philosophical, and literary perspectives, pertaining particularly to present discussions of Modernity and deconstruction, by strictly pursuing her rigorous reading of Descartes’s and Perrault’s texts. The basis for such a mediation is the author’s excellent literary analyses and her impressive understanding of philosophical and mathematical issues. In thinking through the figures of line and architecture in and as thought and discourse, she unfolds a certain construction of modern subjectivity and contemporary theoretical problems in a highly illuminating way.”—Rainer Nagele, The Johns Hopkins University

Friday, March 30, 2007

Captured Moments at the Distillery's Arta Gallery

Invitation: Captured Moments
We’ve got an invitation from Brian Andersen:
Hi Everyone!

This coming Saturday afternoon March 31, there will be an Opening reception between 4 pm and 6 pm at the ARTA Gallery in the south west corner of the Distillery District.
This is a group show with six photo based artists.
I will be showing two images from the BONE Series.
Hope to see you there.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Here are details about this event.

Captured Moments

Dates: March 31 - April 12, 2007

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 31, 4-6 pm
at Arta Gallery

Captured Moments
Arta Gallery is hosting a group exhibition featuring the works of six talented artists. The artworks is this show re-awaken our relationship to the world by focusing on contemporary considerations of nature, the environment and landscape as well as the cityscape through photography and sculpture. The artists will be in attendance at the opening reception.

Featuring Artists:
Itay Adam
Brian Andersen
Alicia Charlton
Hamid Karimi
Leese Mclellan
Pooyan Tabatabaei

Arta Gallery
55 Mill Street, Unit 102, Building #9
Toronto, On, M5a 3C5
Tel: 516-364-ARTA (2782)
or e-mail

Arta Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm
Monday - closed
Arta Gallery features regular exhibitions of a carefully chosen roster of emerging and established painters, sculptors and photographers. The mission of the gallery is to promote art in our daily lives and replace the drudgery with colour, movement and life.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

International Festival of Old Believers in Buryatia

The Cultural Space and Oral Culture of the Semeiskie
Russian Federation
UNESCO “Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” 18 May 2001

The Meeting of Old Believers of the World “The Avvakum’s Path”

The Republican Center of Folk Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Communications of the Republic of Buryatia informs that the Meeting of Old Believers of the World “The Avvakum’s Path” (further - the Meeting) will take place, the first time in Buryatia, from May 30 till June 3, 2007, and it will be dedicated to the 250 anniversary of resettlement of Old-Believers to the Trans-Baikal region.

The main organizers of the project are the President, the Government and the People's Khural of the Republic of Buryatia. The main goal of the Meeting is comprehensive support to the process of preservation and development of unique culture of Old Believers which was added on May, 18th 2001 to the UNESCO “Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” in Paris, France.

During the Meeting a number of activities will take place: a scientific-practical conference, the international festival-competition of folklore groups, exhibitions of national art crafts and arts, round tables, public festivities, familiarizing guests with activities of the Center of Old Believers’ culture, with life and a way of life of Old Believers through visiting their houses and presentations with samples of dishes of traditional cuisine, etc.

Application forms for participation or questions please e-mail to:, or .
Our contact phones: (8-3012) 45-59-14, 45-53-25, 45-58-15.

The Avvakum’s Path
Old Believers of Buryatia

Встреча старообрядцев мира «Путь Аввакума»

Республиканский центр народного творчества Министерства культуры и массовых коммуникаций Республики Бурятия информирует о том, что 30 мая – 3 июня 2007г. впервые в Республике Бурятия проводится Встреча старообрядцев мира «Путь Аввакума» (далее - Встреча), посвященная 250-летию переселения старообрядцев в Забайкалье.

Главными учредителями данного проекта являются Президент, Правительство и Народный Хурал Республики Бурятия. Основной целью Встречи является всемерное содействие процессу сохранения и развития уникальной культуры старообрядцев, включенной по решению ЮНЕСКО от 18 мая 2001г. в Париже в список «Шедевры культурного и нематериального наследия человечества».

В рамках Встречи пройдут научно-практическая конференция, фестиваль-конкурс фольклорных коллективов, выставки народных художественных промыслов и декоративно-прикладного искусства, круглые столы, народные гуляния, знакомство гостей с деятельностью Центра семейской культуры, бытом и укладом жизни семейских с посещением усадеб и угощением блюдами традиционной кухни и т.д.

Заявки на участие или интересующие Вас вопросы просим направлять по e-mail:,
Наши контактные телефоны: (8-3012) 45-59-14, 45-53-25, 45-58-15.

Путь Авакума
Старообрядцы Бурятии

The Cultural Space and Oral Culture of the Semeiskie
First Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, page 17
Much of the world’s most valuable
heritage takes the form of artistic
performances that are continually recreated
and adapted to changing conditions.
Often these art forms themselves play
important roles in shaping contemporary
ways of life.
Dawnhee Ylm

The Cultural Space and Oral Culture of the Semeiskie


The Semeiskie, a community of Old Believers, live today in a
remote area of the Transbaikal region. They are a confessional
community inside Russia and possess their own specific elements
of culture and their own group consciousness. The Semeiskie,
“those who live as a family”, are Old Believers, loyal to the
pre-seventeenth century orthodox cult. The history of the
Semeiskie is marked by repression, persecution and exile, first of
all at the Instigation of the orthodox Church after the schism in
the seventeenth century, and then under the Soviet regime.
After settling in the isolation of Siberia in the reign of Catherine
the Great, they managed to preserve the culture of their respective
geographical origins and the Russian way of life of those
times. The Semeiskie speak a south Russian dialect borrowed
from Belorussian, Ukrainian and Buryat and have a life style
that is characterized by the cult of the family, strong moral
principles, traditional dress, and a traditional and particular
style of building and decoration. The choirs, who perform traditional
songs at family celebrations and popular festivals, have
their roots in the Russian liturgical music of the Middle Ages.
These are a unique example of polyphonic singing, known as
“drawl” singing.
Because of economic and social factors and the pressure from
new technologies, several elements of this culture are tending to
become standardized and even to disappear altogether. The
number of Old Believers, and therefore of experts in the knowledge
and traditions, IS in constant decline. While there is a real
will to protect this heritage (as is shown by the creation of the
“Semeiskie Cultural Centre” in the village of Tarbagatay), the
weakness of budgetary resources places a severe limitation on
the effectiveness of any action. The plan makes provision for
effective support for the activities of associations such as the
“Semerskie Cultural Centre” as well as a series of legal and practical
measures aimed at preserving, supporting and promoting
the heritage of the Semeiskie. This plan therefore focuses on
scientific research (study programmes, conferences), the continuity
of popular traditions (the creation of museums of history
and ethnography, the awarding of scholarships and the introduction
of elements of Semeiskie culture in the school syllabus),
promotional activities (the celebration of festivals in the
Semeiskie calendar) and a publications programme (publication
of academic studies and history textbooks).

Source: First Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, page 17

Official server of Buryat Republic state authority branches: The preparation for the meeting of Staroobryatsev (Old-believers) of the world has begun
25-12-06 10:04
The session of the Organising committee on preparation and holding the international festival "The meeting of old-believers of the world" took place on January 19, 2007. It authorized a detailed plan and media-plan of preparation and holding of this important action.
As it is known, our republic will be the place of "The meeting of old-believers of the world" from May 30 till June 3, 2007. Within this Meeting a number of activities are planned to be held in Ulan-Ude and districts of Buryatia, their aim is preserving and development of culture and traditions of old-believers. Among these actions are the V international scientific-practical conference "Staroobryadchestvo: history and modernity, local traditions, Russian and foreign relations", the international festival-competition "Razdaysya, Karagod!", the republican children's festival of old-believers' songs, competitions in folk games, exhibitions, development and presentation of tourist routes. There also will be the ceremony of foundation of the first stone of the Christmas Cathedral and memorial signs will be established on the way of Protopop Avvakum along Zabaikalye.
The districts of the republic also will take part in this activity, regional celebrations and competitions will be held there. Within preparation to the Meeting of old-believers of the world it is planned to issue an album on history and culture of old-believers, a video film, etc. This action is to become an important consolidating factor in the development of culture of old-believers and the holiday for the whole population of Buryatia.

Sounds of the Starovery
Listen to these Old Believers sing,
starting with a solo and blending into five-part harmony
327K/30 sec.
AIFF or WAV sound


UNESCO Moscow Office

USC Trojan Family Magazine - Spring 2001: Siberia: Back to the Past (page 1)
Starovery, or “Old Believers,” are Russia’s version of the Amish – and they’re dying out. Trekking into remote Siberia, a joint Russian-American research team rushed to preserve a folk legacy that predates Peter the Great.

Old Believers keep traditions alive in Siberia
By Kara Fox
Sierra Sun,
October 25, 2006

Староверы в Самаре

CNN--InDepth: Russian Elections 2000
Old Believers end isolation in Siberian borderlands

These religious fundamentalists hope tourists will pay money to experience the old ways of Mother Russia their ancestors preserved during two centuries of exile
By Steve Nettleton
CNN Interactive Correspondent
Credit: Cable News Network

Baikal as a World Natural Heritage site

We live at the Baikal
Baikal Information Center "Gran´"

The republic of Buryatia

The current documentary ‘The Republic of Buryatia’ has been released to go on with the series ‘The Geographical Video Encyclopedia’
The film excitingly tells us about the history, modern ethnography, nature and economy of the region. This territory accommodates Lake Baikal neighbouring the ranges of the Sayan Mountains and quite different cultures peacefully co-existing side by side. The authors of the film will take you to Buddistic holidays celebrated at the principal datsan (lamasery monastery) of Russia, you will get acquainted with the Buryats’ customs and cuisine, and you will attend the real shamanistic actions. In Russian villages you are expected to meet Russian Old Believers exiled to Transbaikal territories by Katherine the Great, they have still preserved that life style since then, in the taiga you are also expected to meet Tungus people who are traditional reindeer-breeders and hunters for fur animals. You will also visit the town of Kakhta, you will see Lake Baikal and learn about the basic economic enterprises of the region. The film will be interesting to all who want to enjoy a closer acquaintance with this unique region of Russia.

Russian region to host international Old Believer festival
Ulan-Ude, January 25, Interfax - The Russian republic of Buryatia will play host on May 30 - June 3, 2007, to a planned international festival of Old Believers, followers of an Orthodox Christian movement that has rejected 17th-century reforms in the Russian Orthodox Church.
The reforms rejected by the Old Believers were ritual and textual innovations aimed at achieving uniformity between Russian and Greek Orthodox practices. They were introduced in 1652 by the then head of the Russian Church, Patriarch Nikon.
The festival, to be styled "Meeting of Old Believers of the World," would comprise events in the Buryat capital Ulan-Ude and other parts of the republic designed to maintain and promote all the religious and cultural traditions of the Old Believers, the Buryat government said.
The festival's program includes the fifth international conference entitled "Old Believer Movement: Its History and Present, Its Local Traditions, and Its Russian and Foreign Contacts," a children's festival of Old Believer songs, traditional competition games, exhibitions, and presentations of tourist itineraries.
The foundation stone will be laid during the festival for a church and memorial signs will be put up along a route traversed in the trans-Baikal area by Archpriest Avvakum, a famous 17th-century Old Believer leader.
Preparations for the festival are to include the publication of an album on Old Believer history and culture and a video film.
"This event should become an important consolidating factor in the cultural development of the Old Believers and a celebration for the entire population of Buryatia," the Buryat government said.

Interfax: Religion: News

Улан-Удэ, 6 марта 2007 г.
Встреча старообрядцев мира «Путь Аввакума» пройдет в Бурятии с 30 мая по 3 июня под эгидой ЮНЕСКО. В рамках этого мероприятия планируется проведение пятой международной научно-практической конференции «Старообрядчество: история и современность. Российские и зарубежные связи». Как отметил на расширенном заседании оргкомитета заместитель председателя правительства по развитию социальной сферы Степан Ефимов, для проведения встречи на достойном уровне необходимо выделить из республиканского бюджета еще 6,7 млн. рублей, сообщает сайт «Восток-Телеинформ»
По его словам, на приглашение принять участие во встрече старообрядцев уже прислали положительные ответы представители республик Коми и Алтай, Читинской области, также ожидается приезд участников из США, Австралии, Румынии, Чехии, Польши, Японии, Латвии, Украины и Казахстана.
«Уже разработана культурная часть мероприятия, ответственным за это выбран республиканский центр народного творчества. Мы проведем гала-концерт фольклорного фестиваля «Раздайся, корогод!». Во встрече примут участие все районы Бурятии. В Посольске и Тарбагатае будут заложены камни - в начале пути протопопа Аввакума по Забайкалью, также в Улан-Удэ будет заложен камень на месте возведения храма Рождества»,- отметил Степан Ефимов.
Кроме того, ко времени проведения встречи будут выпущены фотоальбом «Старообрядцы Забайкалья» и вторая часть хрестоматии по истории семейских в Забайкалье. Разрабатывается туристический маршрут «Тропа Аввакума».
На проведение встречи в республиканском бюджете заложено 7 млн. 335 тыс. рублей. Но как пояснил Ефимов, этой суммы не хватит «для проведения мероприятия на уровне прошлогодней «Алтарганы», которую все очень высоко оценили».
«Надо увеличить сумму на 6, 7 млн. рублей - на проживание и питание, помощь местным администрациям и покупку призов», - подчеркнул Степан Ефимов.
Как отметил президент Бурятии Леонид Потапов, встреча старообрядцев мира - одно из крупных событий и провести его необходимо на очень высоком уровне.
«По финансам, я думаю, Народный Хурал нас поддержит. И надо выходить на спонсоров. Я готов сам подписать письма к ним - думаю, никто не откажет», - подчеркнул президент.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Toronto: Easter Around the World Festival

This event is one of the hidden treasures of Toronto when the Community Folk Art Council of Toronto brings together dozens of different ethnic community Easter displays at the annual Easter Around the World Festival.

When: Sunday, April 1, 2007
Time: 12 - 5 pm
Where: Toronto City Hall Rotunda
Location: 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N1
Google Map: 100 Queen St W Toronto, ON

Admission: Free

  • Join the Community Folk Arts Council of Toronto for the 42st annual "Easter Around the World" celebrations.
  • 18 different communities from Macedonia, Russia (the Russian Canadian Cultural Aid Society), Serbia, Hungary, Madeira, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Slovak Republic, and others will be displaying their Easter customs: treats, costumes, music and exhibits.
  • See how these groups celebrate Easter with special events and customs.
  • Learn egg decorating techniques, buy baked goods like Easter breads and cakes from different countries, and learn about various Easter traditions.

For more information call: 416-368-8743
Official Site:

Happy Easter!


The Arts Junction: Toronto: Easter Traditions Around the World 2006

Great photos from flickr:

Ukrainian Easter Eggs (pysanky)
Pysanka painting is a widely practiced form of decorative art in Ukraine.
Photo © Oksana Shlakhter
Uploaded on March 13, 2007

Colourful Easter Decorating Crafts
Photo © Oksana Shlakhter
Uploaded on March 13, 2007

Sharing Easter Traditions: Create your own personalized pysanky as works of art
Photo © Oksana Shlakhter
Uploaded on March 13, 2007

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Experience the Met live at Your Local Movie Theatre

The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinees – Live in High Definition
Credit: Cineplex Entertainment

To all opera lovers (including the opera browser community)!
Have you always wanted to attend a performance at the New York Metropolitan Opera?
Me, too! I will not miss this experience: the Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinees – LIVE at my local movie theatre.

Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville [Rossini]
Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 1:30 pm

Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin [Tchaikovsky] Encore Presentation
Saturday, April 7th, 2007 at 1:30 pm

An encore presentation of the February 24th broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera
The beloved American soprano Renee Fleming joins with Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky for this broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical Eugene Onegin. The sweeping dramatic arc of this opera – youthful longing, rejection, regret, a desperate plea that comes too late – is perfectly mirrored in Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music and in the gorgeous lighting of this strikingly minimal production. Running time: approximately 3 hours (includes 1 intermission)

Metropolitan Opera: Il Trittico [Puccini]
Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 1:30 pm

Credit: Cineplex Entertainment

Plus Saturdays' Metropolitan Opera broadcasts

radio broadcast

Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Music by Gioacchino Rossini
March 24, 2007

Die Agyptische Helena
Music by Richard Strauss
March 31, 2007

Andrea Chenier
Music by Umberto Giordano
April 7, 2007

Music by Giacomo Puccini
April 14, 2007

Giulio Cesare
Music by George Frideric Handel
April 21, 2007

Il Trittico
Music by Giacomo Puccini
April 28, 2007

Orfeo ed Euridice
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
May 5, 2007

Credit: The Metropolitan Opera

It's time for an opera webcast.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Day of Russian Culture Samovar: Festival at the Bernard Betel Centre

Poster: Russian Golden Age Club's Community Event
Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living

Russian Golden Age Club
& The Council of Russian Compatriots in Canada

March 21, 2007
from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Day of Russian culture "Samovar"
Annual festival at the Bernard Betel Centre

Leader: Valery Tokmakov
Admission : free

Location: Russian Golden Age Club
Address: Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living
1003 Steeles Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario, M2R 3T6

Tel: (416) 225-2112
Fax: (416) 225-2097

You're Welcome!

Russian Golden Age Club
совместно с Советом Российских Соотечественников в Канаде
21 марта 2007 года с 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
День Русский культуры "Самовар"
Ежегодный праздник в центре им. Бернарда Бетела
Ведущий Валерий Токмаков
Добро пожаловать!
Вход: бесплатно

Russian Golden Age Club
Sponsored by the Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living.
Offers a wide range of programs; famous for its tremendous parties.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Screenparty: You’re Invited!

Postcard: ScreenParty, Hosted by Cameron Bailey

I was pretty excited to read an invitation from Vladimir Milman to the “Screenparty," a cast and crew screening hosted by Cameron Bailey. It will be this Sunday, March 18th 2007.
“If you look closely you might recognize somebody in the first picture... Yes, true, that's me,”- wrote Vladimir.
Our congratulations to him for another big achievement. We have a proverb in Russia that says: a talented person is talented in everything. I believe it is about Vladimir.
It will be superb to go and get a sneak view of this event just in between the Russian Poetry Club’s and the Toronto Oblomov Society’s meetings.

Four short films will screen: Rock Garden: A Love Story, Last Year at Killaloe, Tell Us the Truth About Josephine, and Babysitting Andy. 7:36pm, free admission.

Location: Innis Town Hall, Innis College
Address: 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto ON, M5S 1J5
Innis Townhall is located within Innis College on the University of Toronto's downtown campus, at the NW corner of St. George Street and Sussex Avenue, just south of Bloor Street. It is a five minute walk from the nearest subway stop, St. George Station.

It is the same place where was a screening of "Our Motherland" by with Vitaly Mansky and a discussion with him after the film.

Rock Garden: A Love Story (2006)

Description: A fable about a man, his rocks, the neighbour who covets them, and the flower than transformed them all.

Province: Ontario
Discipline(s): Animation

Duration: 00:05:00
Irving Dobbs, Actor
Vladimir Milman, Actor
William Chang, Animator
Gloria Kim, Director
Joshua Allen, Director Of Photography
Tiffany Beaudin, Editor
Rosalinds Mills, Music
Gloria Kim, Producer
Sandra Paolucci, Producer
Gloryous Productions, Production Company
Gloria Kim, Writer

Credit: Bravo!FACT | A Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent

Details: innis town hall upcoming events

Is it like YouTube? Let's go, and we will be on Google Video or at least on Flickr.

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