On Friday May 25th, come see an outstanding movie in an intimate setting with question and answer opportunities following the film. Thank all of you for an amazing Kick-Off to the Final Fridays series we had in April. We had a great turnout and we anticipate future events to sell out. RSVP your spot (to ensure a seat) to firstname.lastname@example.org
A suggested Donation of $10 will get you a reserved seat.
Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
@ Topanga Library.
A Feature Documentary Film Directed by Byamba Sakhya
presented by James Chressanthis, A.S.C.
Winner of the Grand Prize for the Asia Vision Award at the 7th Taiwan International Documentary Festival and the Mongolian national award Goo Maral for the best film of 2010.
Followed by Q&A with Topanga resident and filmmaker James Chressanthis, A.S.C.
PASSION follows a passionate, idealistic and completely broke Mongolian filmmaker around showing perplexed nomads his melodramatic films all the while philosophizing with his great old friend about socialism, broken dreams and the cost of petrol.
Distinguished Mongolian film director Jigjid Dejid was renowned for his outstanding films made during the communist regime. Passion contrasts Jigjid’s journey with the present day reality facing his filmmaker son Binder Jigjid in Mongolia’s transitional society. Binder’s story echoes the experience of many Mongolian artists as they struggle to meet the multiple challenges of surviving artistically and financially in the market economy. Binder is so fiercely passionate about cinema that he makes films with zero budget and then he roams all over his land to show his melodramas to isolated nomads in the steppes.
Passion is, in essence, an unpredictable and grand road trip over the steppes undertaken by Binder and his admiring and provocative friend Byamba (the director). The two find themselves in absurd and hilarious situations that Binder somehow always manages to turn into a platform for some elevated discussion about the supremacy of socialism, an exotic nature of nomads or the nobility of his unpaid bills…
$10 suggested doanation at the door. No one turned away.
Welcome to the Brand-Spankin’-New 11,000 square foot, LEED Silver-certified Topanga Library that serves as the centerpiece to the Topanga community. The library is designed to reflect the town’s rich intellectual, literary and artistic traditions and provide an inspirational showcase for Topanga’s passionate commitment to lifelong learning. TFI is excited to host it’s Final Fridays screening series at the community room. Refreshments will be served.
The Topanga Library is located at 122 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga, CA 90290
Coming to Final FridaysJune 29th
No Room for Rock Stars: A documentary shot during the 2010 Warped Tour, featuring interviews with different musicians, fans, and others involved with the event. Presented by Topangan and Producer of the Film, Agi Orsi