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Opening Night
Fri - Aug 3, 2012
Exhibits - Film screening - Concert - Reception
Exhibitions Open – 7pm
Screening/Program – 8pm

By invitation only (Email Us To Request Free Tickets)

We are proud to present an exciting opening night on Aug 3rd! Join us for...

featuring Ancient Kazakh Jewelry & Historic Cinema Posters.

Dialogue from the Steppe
With a SCREENING of the film "Dialogue from the Steppe"

Including a special CONCERT by Kazakh traditional music ensemble Inju Marjan and award-winning soloist Yerzhan Isin.

Gia Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Hosted by GAUKHAR (GIA) NOORTAS and prolific actor CARY  HIROYUKI  TAGAWA.

VIP Reception to follow program: Live Performance. Food. Hosted Bar.

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SAT - Aug 4, 2012 - 7:30pm

Steven-Charles Jaffe, Producer of GHOST, STAR TREK VI, STRANGE DAYS (with James Cameron)... and Honorary Consul for the Republic of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, will be hosting a screening of LETTERS TO AN ANGEL, followed by a Q&A with director Ermek Shinarbaev. "Last year at our first Kazakh Film Festival, we screened an epic, mysterious, and beautiful film called MEST (REVENGE) by an extremely talented Kazakh director, Ermek Shinarbaev." Mest was restored by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation and was screened at the Cannes Classics section of the Cannes Festival. It also won prizes at the Locarno and San Sebastian Film Festivals. On Saturday, August 4th, 7:30PM, as part of this year’s Kazakh Film Festival at the Directors Guild of America, we are proud to be screening another excellent film by Mr. Shinarbaev – LETTERS TO AN ANGEL - a brilliant, psychological thriller. Actor and filmmaker, John Malkovich, when asked what he liked about the film responded, “Everything! It’s extremely well-written, wonderfully directed, it’s a terrific idea and concept, it’s very well shot…and maybe most of all – extremely sophisticated.”

A Country That Has Chosen Life

“A country that has chosen life” describes history of creation, activities and consequences of Semipalatinsk test site. Documentary is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk test site... More >

Letters to an Angel

An independent single woman comes back home late at night accompanied by a man she met who turns out to be the Writer. They spend a night together in her apartment. They both are infatuated and enchanted by each other. The Writer tells beautiful and romantic love fables, and the heroine, in return, tells him about her love sufferings and passionate love to two young men... More >

Sun - Aug 5, 2012 - 7:30pm

The Wolf on the Drum
Sounds and Vision

A voyage of discovery in Kazakhstan, exploring its music and its extraordinary singers and instrumentalists, accompanied by the Italian composer Carlo Siliotto... More >

The Little Hunter

In the summer holidays parents send Kambar to grandfather and grandmother. He meets Samal and they become friends... One night, wolfs attack the shed and take a little goat, who Samal cared for. Kambar decides to kill the wolf. And when adults go to a wedding, he goes off with the hunt... More >

Mon - Aug 6, 2012 - 7:30pm

We Will See Tomorrow
Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. Saving the Heritage.

"We Will See Tomorrow" is about preserving American Jazz and the efforts of Dr. Albert Vollmer for his life's work in honoring Jazz's Senior Citizenry through the founding of the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band... More >

The Tale of the Pink Bunny

Erlan is a student who left his family in the province and went to study in a big city. He arrived to the new city, full of temptations, in search of the big success and happiness like most young men do. The truth is that most young men of the today’s society define happiness as a person’s material and financial accomplishment and success. Though, everything that has to do with the high moral values and ideals begins to be mistreated and ignored by the social order... More >

Tue - Aug 7, 2012 - 7:30pm


The year of 2028. Seishen Planet. A recluse gold-digger arrives in Sinedrion City in pursuit of a job. After passing the boundary check-point, cleanup chamber the wanderer finds herself in a city where the election of the Supreme Judge is taking place... More >

The Dash

His career was destroyed through envy. In a hospital bed, he sees a world in which he has no place. And to overcome the impossible and get back on his feet, he remembers how, as a child, he once made a dash and reached the top - all thanks to a treasured dream. In fact, dreams can lift you from your feet and make you break all barriers... More >

Wed - Aug 8, 2012 - 7:30pm

In Search of Tengry

A documentary chronicling the journey of a group of scientists, ethnographers, artists and journalists based on Genghis Khan's route.... More >


Looking like a fairy‐tale queen, Kelin (Gulsharat Zhubayeva) is about to be married. High in the Altai Mountains of Kazakhstan, her father bargains with two suitors who are each vying for her hand. Unfortunately, her true love, Mergyen (Kuandyk Kystykbaev), loses out to the richer bachelor, Baktashi (Erzhan Nurymbet). Before losing the competition however, Mergyen takes a blood oath to eventually claim Kelin for his own... More >

Thu - Aug 9, 2012 - 7:30pm

The Housewife

A middle class businessman orders a Kazakh bride who is living a double life. While he's at work, she is an elite assassin. When her worlds collide... More >

The Promised Land

“Love all people of the world as if they were your brothers.” - Abai.
In 1930s more than a million innocent people were forcibly deported, this people and their descendants are thankful to the Kazakh people, which despite its own difficulties, carried out the highest humane mission of the savior. And the ancient Kazakh land for them, the representatives of more than 130 nationalities, has become a truly Promised land – Zheruyik... More >