1st Annual Iranian Film Festival of Ann Arbor Past

Sept 18 to Oct 23, 2016 ,
4:00 PM
- Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Free Event

The Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Iranian Graduate Students Association at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is pleased to present our first annual Iranian Film Festival.

The cinema of Iran has for decades been regarded as among the most interesting and avant-garde national cinemas of the world, particularly through the work of directors who were most active during the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. However, the remarkable story of Iranian cinema does not end - in recent years, a new generation of filmmakers, many of whom were born after the revolution, have made a name for themselves as they both continue the legacy of their predecessors and depart from it in significant ways. The goal of this festival is to showcase this new wave of Iranian cinema, giving students, faculty, and members of the Ann Arbor community a chance to see what trends and directions this art form is taking.

The following films will be screened at 4pm in the Rackham Auditorium.
Admission is free and open to the public.

September 18 – I Am Diego Maradona (Bahram Tavakoli, 2015)
September 25 – Ashkan, The Charmed Ring and Other Stories (Shahram Mokri, 2009)
October 2 – Parviz (Majid Barzegar, 2012), introduced by Amir Ganjavie
October 9 – Melbourne (Nima Javidi, 2014)
October 16 – Risk of Acid Rain (Behtash Sanaeeha, 2015)
October 23 – My Tehran For Sale (Granaz Moussavi, 2009)

Please note that film scholar Amir Ganjavie, who will introduce Parviz on October 2, will also deliver a lecture on October 3 entitled "Utopia and Censorship: Iranian Cinema at the Crossroads of Love, Sex, and Tradition" (4:10–5:30pm, 2022 STB).

Please contact us for more information. We Hope to see you there!

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