Iranian films at the Siskel Center

For those who attended Barbara Scharres’ excellent talk earlier today – and for those who missed out! – we encourage you to go to the Gene Siskel Film Center over the next couple weeks, and to watch some of the great Iranian films that they’re showing. You can find details about the Center’s Festival of Films from Iran at the link below.

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/iran2012

Hayedeh Torabi: A Review of “A Separation”

Ms. Torabi gave a thought-provoking talk earlier today about the film Nader and Simin: A Separation. Although today’s discussion was not recorded, you can read the text of Ms. Torabi’s review of the film, which was originally published in the journal Baran, at the link below.

http://www.iran-women-solidarity.net/spip.php?article2536

Welcome, and updates

The “About” and “News and Announcements” pages have been updated for the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year. We have a number of upcoming lectures and presentations, all of which promise to be interesting and provoke lively discussion, and we hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday evenings throughout the year.

We plan to record as many of this year’s lectures as possible and to post links to the recordings on this blog, as has been done in the past. So you can check this site frequently for news and schedule updates, as well as to listen to lectures that you were unable to attend in person.

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