Noureddin Zarrinkelk at Global Film Series: Iran. Keynote by Hamid Naficy Past

Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2016 ,
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Buffalo, NY, United States

Free Event

The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world.

The inaugural river run Global Film Series 2016 will take place on September 29th-October 1st at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY and focus on Iranian Cinema.

Keynote Address: “Rising From the Ashes: Iranian Art House Cinema,”
by Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University's prize-winning scholar of cultural studies and postcolonial cinema and media. Friday, September 30, 7 PM.

Special Guest: Noureddin Zarrinkelk, the father of Iranian animation. Saturday, October 1, 2 PM.

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The series is free and open to the public.

Film Program:

Thursday, September 29 7:00-10:00 Restored Classics: Downpour (1972/2011; 2 h 6 m), Bahram Beyzaie. Restored in 2011 by the World Cinema Foundation.

Friday, September 30 2:00-4:30 Documentary: Remote Control (2015; 47 m), Anonymous; Hair (2016; 1 h 18 m), Mahmoud Ghaffari.

7:00-8:15 Public Lecture: “Rising From the Ashes: Iranian Art House Cinema,” Hamid Naficy, Scholar of Iranian cinema, Northwestern University

8:30-10:30 Women Filmmakers: Tales (2014; 1 h 28 m), Rakhshan Bani-E’temad. Followed by a conversation with Hamid Naficy

Saturday, October 1 2:00-4:30 Animation and a Special Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami: Roads of Kiarostami (2005; 34 m), Abbas Kiarostami. Animation Shorts (1970-2011; 1 h 6 m), Noureddin Zarrinkelk. Followed by a conversation with animator and graphic illustrator Noureddin Zarrinkelk

5:00-7:00 New Voices/Renewed Visions: Tenant (2015; 20 m), Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Courtesy of the Makhmalbaf House; 316 (2014; 1 h 12 m), Payman Haghani

8:00-10:00 Film Future (This section is presented separately from “Country in Focus: Iran”): Notes on Blindness (2016; 1 h 30 m), Peter Middleton and James Spinney


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