Dear Friends of Meta!
Strap a rocket to a tuk-tuk, light the fuse, seat belts on, hold your breath 3-2-1 Blast Off!! Tomorrow, Friday, we invite you to the first live rock concert at the new Meta House by the renowned CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT. Khmer singer Srey Thy and her groovy expat band are performing semi-acoustic Cambodian 60′s rock in the gallery downstairs. (2 USD cover charge include a Tiger Beer or a soft drink.)
In our rooftop cinema we are screening from 6.30PM VIDEOS AND NEW SOUNDZ OF PHNOM PENH all night long – the best of contemporary Cambodian pop/rock/hip hop music featuring DJ SDEY, MC CURLY, THOM THOM, MESSENGER BAND, KLAP-YA-HANDZ HIP HOP COLLECTIVE and many more. This night is presented by Tiger Beer.
Please visit us on Friday or come around in the following days.
* SATURDAY, 17/07, 7PM
“NOWHERE BOY”: JOHN LENNON’S CHILDHOOD
English rock band “The Beatles” were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Artist Sam Taylor-Wood tells the never seen before childhood story of singer/songwriter John Lennon. Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John. He escapes into the new and exciting world of rock n’ roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney. Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice – and an icon explodes into the world. (UK, 98mins, 2009).
* SUNDAY, 18/07, 7 PM “DESERT FLOWER”: A TRUE FAIRY TALE
When Waris Dirie’s book DESERT FLOWER appeared in 1998, the world was shocked. Director Sherry Hormann describes the autobiography of Waris, raised in a Somalian nomadic family, who was circumcised as a child, sold in marriage at 13, and fled from Africa to Europe to later become a supermodel. Now Waris Dirie is UN spokeswoman against circumcision. This is the inspiring story of an extraordinary, proud and brave women. It’s easy to forget that Dirie’s memoir is a book about someone whose success has come from posing for the camera. Indeed, it is Dirie’s remarkable lack of narcissism or entitlement that makes her so captivating a raconteur (Germany, 120mins, 2009).
META HOUSE: GERMAN CAMBODIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Sothearos Boulevard #37
Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmon
Tel. 067 867 305 (Info Khmer)
Tel. 012 607 465 (Info English)