VETERANS OF ALL NATIONS

GALA

 

AN OSCAR VIEWING AND AFTER PARTY

SUNDAY | March 4 2018 | SAX | Washington d.c.

 

Celebrate Oscar Sunday in style with elite members of our NATO Alliance and Veterans of the Coalition Forces

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HOSTED BY THE ACADEMY OF UNITED STATES VETERANS

In honor of our global unity of forces and our Nation’s Service Members, the Academy of United States Veterans brings the second annual Veterans of All Nations Gala to one of the most sophisticated lounges in Washington, D.C. Spend the evening reliving the glamour of old Hollywood as we enjoy a screening of the Academy Awards ceremony with the veterans community. 

If you are a member of AUSV, contact @IreneP@ausvets.org for access to member tickets

Phone 703-224-4428

Gala Location 734 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Time

Red Carpet | 6;30PM
Dinner And Viewing | 8PM
followed by after-party

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HOSTED BY: 

Shohreh Aghdashloo 

OSCAR-NOMINATED AND EMMY-WINNING ACTRESS

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Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report (1977) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the Moscow Film Festival. In 1978, she won wider acclaim and established herself as one of Iran's leading ladies with Desiderium (1978) directed by the late Ali Hatami. During the 1978 Islamic revolution, Aghdashloo left Iran for England, to complete her education. Her interest in politics and her concern for social injustice in the world would lead her to receive a Bachelor's degree in International Relations.

She continued to pursue her acting career, which eventually brought her to Los Angeles, California in 1987. She went on to marry actor/playwright Houshang Touzie, performing in a number of his plays, successfully taking them to national and international stages. However, this was not easy getting work in Hollywood as a Middle Eastern actress with an accent; she had roles in some decent, though not great, films, including Twenty Bucks(1993), Surviving Paradise (2000) and Maryam (2002). She received good reviews for her 12 episodes on the fourth season of the Fox television series 24 (2001) as Dina Araz, a terrorist undercover as a well-to-do housewife and mother in Los Angeles. She had to wait quite some time to receive her break in Hollywood.

And finally, years after having read the acclaimed novel "House of Sand and Fog", DreamWorks were in the process of bringing the story to the silver screen. After having cast Ben Kingsley (as Massoud Amir Behrani) and Jennifer Connelly in the lead roles, they were looking for a relatively unknown Iranian actress to play Kingsley's wife, Nadi. Shohreh Aghdashloo was duly cast. She stole the limelight and earned herself an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actress amongst many other prestigious awards, including the Independent Spirit Sward as best supporting actress in a feature film, the New York and Los Angeles film critics award and others.