Events in Amman, October 30 – November 4


Columbia University President, Lee Bollinger, is in Amman and will be giving a talk this afternoon on global press freedom and his book “Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century”, at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center.

The Milos Norman Film Days kick off today and continue for five days with screenings of internationally acclaimed movies by Milos Forman, one of the most prominent young directors of the Czech New Wave in the 1960s, in addition to a documentary about the director’s life and career.

Makan Art Space hosts two events this week; a talk by resident artist Christine Khoury, and the launch of Zine el Arab, an independent uncensored Arabic zine largely dependent on visual contributions from the Arab World and some short writings. You also have a transportation special event by AmmanTT on Tuesday, discussing Amman’s BRT project. The agenda also includes more films, talks, music, theater, and art exhibitions, so read on for details.

Sunday October 30, 2011

A talk by President of Columbia University Lee Bollinger on his new book “Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century”, at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center – King Hussein Park, at 5:30 pm. Tel.: 5777 955.

The Milos Forman Czech Film Days

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, 133 minutes, Drama, English with Arabic subtitles, 1975, at Rainbow Theater/Rainbow street, 7:00 pm.

Monday October 31, 2011

The International Art Exhibition for Palestine - Presentation of research in progress and discussion by Kristine Khouri, at Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Milos Forman Czech Film Days
What doesn’t kill you…, Milos Smidmajer, 100 minutes, Documentary, Czech and English with English subtitles, 2009, at the Royal Film Commission, 4:00 pm.

The Loves of a Blonde, 92 minutes, Drama, Czech with English Subtitles, 1965. At Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Talk: Social Exclusion in Jordan, by Dr. Hussein Mahadin from Mutah University, at the Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm

Tuesday November 1, 2011

Transportation Special Event by AmmanTT, at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (friendship Auditorium), 6:30 pm.

French film : The class – 2009 – Director : Laurent Cantet, at the Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

The Milos Forman Czech Film Days
Man on the Moon, 118 minutes, Drama, English with Arabic Subtitles, 1999, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Wednesday November 2, 2011

The Milos Forman Czech Film Days
The Firemen’s Ball, 71 minutes, Black Comedy, Czech with English Subtitles, 1967, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Launch of Zine El-Arab – an independent uncensored Arabic zine, at Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm

Play: Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Once five Years Pass”, directed by Hussein Nafe’, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.

Exhibition Opening: Echoes of Rome by Wijdan, at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, 6:00 pm.

Thursday November 3, 2011

The Milos Forman Czech Film Days
Amadeus, Milos Forman, 160 minutes, Music Biography, English with Arabic Subtitles, 1984, at Rainbow Theater, 7:00 pm.

Play: Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Once five Years Pass”, directed by Hussein Nafe’, at the Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm.

Live Broadcast from Columbia Global Center | Turkey:
Panel Discussion – Egypt & Turkey: Comparative Perspectives on Democratic Transitions, at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center, Amman (telephone: 06 5777955), 5:20 – 7:00 pm.

Friday November 4, 2011

Autostrad Live at Books@ Cafe, 8:30 pm. Entry JD5.




  • مواطن يسأل

    بخصوص يوم الجمعة الحفلة لفرقة اوتستراد في اي معلومات اضافية مثل مكان الحفلة وشو طبيعتها

  • مواطن يسأل

    بخصوص يوم الجمعة الحفلة لفرقة اوتستراد في اي معلومات اضافية مثل مكان الحفلة وشو طبيعتها