Jonas Bendiksen & Philip Gourevitch
Magnum Photographer Jonas Bendiksen will be in conversation with author (and editor of the Paris Review Philip Gourevitch about Bendiksen’s latest book “The Places We Live” (Aperture, 2008), a unique and powerful portrait of slum life today introduced by Gourevitch. From 2005 to 2007, Bendiksen documented life in the slums of four different cities: Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Caracas, Venezuela. In 2007, the Paris Review received a National Magazine Award for Bendiksen’s project The Places We Live. A multimedia exhibition of this work is on view at the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway, until January 2009. Gourevitch is the author of “Standard Operating Procedure” (a collaboration with Errol Morris) and “We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda.” Mon., Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Aperture Gallery. 547 W. 27th St., 4th floor (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) 212-505-5555, aperture.org.
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Harvard Stadium, November 23, 1968: for the first time since 1909, the football teams of Harvard and Yale are undefeated as they meet for their final game. Yale is heavily favored, with Brian Dowling, its captain and quarterback, satirized in classmate Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury strip. Harvard’s lineman is Tommy Lee Jones. Director Kevin Rafferty intercuts original footage with the hilarious, suspenseful recollections of the 50 men who played in what has become one of college football’s most famous games. Q&A with Rafferty, 1968 Harvard Halfback Ray Hornblower and 1968 Yale Defensive Tackle Mick Kleber on Wed., Nov. 19 at the 7:50 show. Nov. 19-Dec. 2. Film Forum. 209 W Houston St.212-727-8110, filmforum.org.
NEW NEW YORK INTELLECTUAL SERIES
The first panel discussion in the New New York Intellectual Series features n+1 editors Keith Gessen and Mark Greif. They interview Michael Walzer — the legendary editor of Dissent magazine and professor of political theory at Princeton University — about the Iraq War, the rise of Putin’s Russia, the theory of “Just War,” and the prospects of socialism in the United States. Tues., Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Theresa Lang Student Center at the New School. 55 W. 13th St. nplusonemag.com.
A evening of wildly diverse, cutting-edge theater, dance, music, spoken word, and post-genre performance. DJ Joro Boro and actor/puppeteer Vit Horejs introduce Ivan Talijancic’s WaxFactory, Robert Black of Bang on a Can All-Stars, Yoshiko Chuma of the School of Hard Knocks, Polish vocalist Sylwia Gorak, playwright/actor Jim Neu, site-specific choreographer Ilya Belenkov (Russia), actress Dalia Micheleviciute (Lithuania), jazz saxophonist Viktor Toth (Hungary), dancer/choreographer Goran Bogdanovski (Slovenia), performance artist Frantisek Skala (Czech Republic), Siberian folk musicians German and Klavdia Khatylaev (Russia), pianist Lucian Ban (Romania), and more. This inspired celebration of diaspora and fusion marks the 15th anniversary of ArtsLink Awards, which provides opportunities for creative exchange for performing and visual artists and managers in the US and Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Nov. 22 from 7-11 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Angel Orensanz Foundation. 172 Norfolk St.
Marilyn French & Jessica Valenti
From the author of “The Women’s Room,” the best-selling novel that defined the issues that ignited the women’s movement, comes a vibrant four-volume history, “From Eve to Dawn,” tracing the role of women throughout time. To quote Margaret Atwood, “Women who read this book will do so with horror and growing anger... whatever you think of French’s conclusions, the issues she raises cannot be ignored. Women, it seems, are not a footnote after all: they are the necessary centre around which the wheel of power revolves... No history you will read, post-French, will ever look the same again.” Tonight Jessica Valenti, author and editor of Feministing.com, leads a conversation with French on the experiences of immigrant women in the United States, the subject of the final volume, “Revolutions and Struggles for Justice in the 20th Century.” Wed., Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Tenement Museum Shot. 108 Orchard St. 221-982-8420, tenement.org.