You are cordially invited to our upcoming Persian Circle:
Associate Chair and Professor at Columbia College, Cinema Art + Science
will join us for a screening and discussion of her latest film,
Jerry and Me
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5:00–6:30pm
222 Pick Hall / 5828 South University Avenue / Chicago, IL 60637
Mehrnaz Saeedvafa has been teaching as a full time faculty at the Film and Video Department of Columbia College since 1989. She has also been the Artistic Consultant of the Festival of Films from Iran, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago since 1989. Her areas of expertise are cinema studies (international cinema, Middle Eastern cinema, exilic cinema, women, gender, race in cinema), documentary film theory and production and alternative forms. She has lectured and written extensively on Iranian cinema. Her book, Abbas Kiarostami, co-written with Jonathan Rosenbaum, was published by the University of Illinois Press in March 2003. Mehrnaz is an award-winning filmmaker. Her films A Tajik Woman, Saless Far From Home, and Ruins Within have been shown in many international film festivals. Her recent film A Different Moon was shown in several European film festivals in 2009 and has been picked up for distribution by the European Spiritual Film Festival in France. Her latest film, Jerry and Me (2013), is a personal documentary film about her relationship with Jerry Lewis’s cinema.
The film is in English and runs 38 minutes. Discussion will be in Persian.
Some links to explore:
- Prof. Saeedvafa’s interview with the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jerry and Me
- Columbia College’s The Loop‘s announcement of the film’s release
- Typecast Films’ announcement and trailer of the film
- Survival of the Unfit: On Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa’s “Jerry & Me”, by Ehsan Khoshbakht
This is a very special session and we hope to see many of you there!
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