Compelling Conversations: The Manufacture of Consent
The dominant public role of our time has shifted from citizen to consumer. Respondents in polls typically cite entertainment, shopping, and other consumer activities as their top free time preferences. Advertising creates environments carefully constructed to avoid politics and real world problems that might disturb these consumer impulses.
Join us this Friday for short films and graphic design that examine the dangers inherent in an industry that has forgotten the difference between the public good and the bottom line.
The work of Rabeea Arif, a Karachi-based graphic design graduate of Karachi University, will be on display.
Date: Friday, 18th April 2008
Gurus Trilogy Live at The Second Floor
This Saturday, join us at T2F for a performance by Gurus Trilogy. The lineup features:
Glenn John on Vocals
Mohsin Shehbaz on Keyboards
Sayyam Rana on Guitar
Yasir Ijaz on Bass
The show, which will be opened by Gunnah, features two special guests:
Alfred D’Melo of Mizmaar on Drums
Shehzad Naseem of Mizraab on Rhythm Guitar
Date: Saturday, 19th April 2008
Sunday Screenings at The Second Floor: HAIR
HAIR is a 1979 film based on the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam war draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Directed by Miloš Forman, the musical tells the story of a group of politically active, long-haired “Hippies of the Age of Aquarius” fighting against conscription to the Vietnam War and living a bohemian life together in New York City. They struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their pacifist rebellion against the war and the conservative impulses of their parents and society.
Running Time: 121 Minutes
Date: Sunday, 20th April 2008