Archive for April, 2008

Inertia – Live at T2F

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Join us at T2F for an Evening of Underground Music

Inertia has been lurking in the shadows since 2004. They kept a low profile and played the school and college circuit for a few years. With an upcoming album, Inertia has now decided to step out into the limelight. The band’s influences range from U2 and AudioSlave to HIM and the Police.

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The band’s lineup features:

Abdullah Khan on Lead Vocals
Khurram Maqbool on Lead Guitars and Backing Vocals
Wasiq Khan on Bass and Backing Vocals
Saqib Khan on Drums and Percussion

Date: Wednesday 30th April, 2008


World Dance Day

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Celebrate World Dance Day with Sheema Kermani

sheema.jpgWorld Dance Day is observed all over the world on 29th April to pay tribute to one of the oldest art forms. Join us at T2F on Tuesday as we celebrate the Power of Dance with Sheema Kermani.

Sheema Kermani, a leading Pakistani classical dancer, will explore the origins of dance and the similarities and differences inherent in various styles of dance. Through a lecture-demonstration, Sheema aims to create understanding and awareness about dance as an art form and its crucial significance for the well-being of our society.

Date: Tuesday 29th April, 2008


Sunday Matinee: Summer of My German Soldier

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Summer of My German Soldier

summer.jpgPatty Bergen is a lovable yet vulnerable twelve-year-old girl living in a small Arkansas town during World War II. Although she is Jewish, Patty opens her heart to a German POW imprisoned in her town. As her relationship with Anton deepens, Patty risks losing her family and friends, and possibly even her freedom.

This powerful and moving made-for-TV 1978 film, with its uncompromising ending and Kristy Nichols’s superb acting, won several awards, including the Emmy.

Likened to the classic, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Bette Greene’s sensitive book and this must-see film are ‘standards’, taught and screened at many schools and used in workshops to highlight issues of stereo-typing, intolerance, and family dynamics.

Running Time: 100 minutes

Date: Sunday 27th April, 2008


Zone 2

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Fresh Buzz

  • We are delighted to announce our first corporate partner:
    Biovista – a cutting edge healthcare company.
  • If you weren’t able to make it to the Celebrating Ghalib event at t2f, don’t miss out on a limited edition Ghalib: The Original Hippie T-shirt. Grab one before stocks run out.
  • A superb selection of CDs & DVDs are now available at t2f.

A Weekend of Culture Jamming, Music and Movies

Friday, April 18th, 2008

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.

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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

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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.jpgHAIR 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


Acoustic Performance

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Join us at T2F for an evening of acoustic music

guitar.jpgThis Tuesday evening, come and hang out at T2F for an informal acoustic session featuring Danesh and Danny Gilani, Haider Naqvi, and Essa Saulat. Covers ranging from Fast Car and Drops of Jupiter to Hallelujah and Wish You Were Here will be performed.

Date: Tuesday 8th April, 2008


An Evening With Mehreen Jabbar

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

In Conversation with Filmmaker, Mehreen Jabbar

Join us for a screening of Mehreen’s 1998 short film, Beauty Parlour, and a sneak preview of her upcoming feature film, Ramchand Pakistani. After the screening, Mehreen will answer questions from the audience.

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BEAUTY PARLOR – 18 mins
Screened in numerous film festivals around the world, Beauty Parlour is a short film about identity and desire, traced through the lives of 3 women and a eunuch.
Note: The film contains strong language in Urdu and English.

RAMCHAND PAKISTANI PREVIEW – 2 mins
Inspired by actual events, “Ramchand Pakistani” depicts how an accidental crossing of the Pakistan-Indian border at a time of war-like tension dramatically changes the lives of a poor Pakistani Hindu “untouchable” peasant family comprising a little boy, his father and his mother.

Mehreen Jabbar graduated from UCLA in 1993 with a Film, Television and Video certificate, and returned to Pakistan to direct and produce made-for-TV movies and drama series/serials under the banner of TasVeer Productions. Mehreen went on to direct tele-films and TV series for numerous TV channels in Pakistan, in addition to a number of short films which have aired in festivals worldwide. “Ramchand Pakistani” is her first feature length film, to be released later this year. Mehreen has been a member of the National Board of Film Censors in Karachi, a founding member of WAR (War Against Rape), the KaraFilm Festival in Karachi, and has also served as a juror at the Leeds International Film Festival in 2002. She currently resides in New York City.

Date: Wednesday 2nd April, 2008