Many thanks again to Mehran for his wonderful talk and performance last week! For those of you who weren’t able to come, you can listen to the session by downloading the MP3 or using the embedded player.
Hezar tashakkor to Ostad Piroozram for his introduction to Iranian traditional art! Unfortunately, we cannot include the visual element, but his talk is nevertheless full of interesting information and the specialized terminology used in various art forms including calligraphy, bookbinding, painting, design, and leatherwork. Listen to the MP3 or use the player below:
Thanks to Ali for a fascinating talk yesterday! For those who couldn’t make it, here is the audio recording: download the MP3 or use the embedded player. I edited out the movie clips, but you can watch them using the YouTube links below:
Thank you for coming to Barbara Scharres’ talk! We did not record the Circle, but below I am attaching trailers to some of the movies that were mentioned. In addition, I recommend that you visit the Festival of Films From Iran for more great films to see.
Manuscripts Don’t Burn, Mohammad Rasoulof (2013)
Closed Curtain, Jafar Panahi and Kambozia Partovi
This Is Not A Film, Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (2011)
Dog Sweat, Hossein Keshavarz (2010)
Circumstance, Maryam Keshavarz (2011)
Fish & Cat, Shahram Mokri (2013)
Fat Shaker, Mohammad Shirvani (2013)
A Cinema of Discontent, Jamsheed Akrami (2013)
Avisheh Mohsenin gave a wonderful presentation about Pasfarda and its latest activities. For full details, please see the attached PDF she has created for us. You can also download her talk by clicking on this link or by using the player below.
If you want to join the Pasfarda email list to be updated on future events, you can fill out the form in at the following URL: http://www.pasfarda.com/Contact.aspx or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Saeedvafa has graciously allowed us to record the discussion that took place after the screening of her film, “Jerry and Me”. You can listen to it using the player below or download the MP3 here.
Last week, Dr. Farrokh Asadi gave us a short introduction to his film, “Judith”, an adaptation of Brecht’s “The Jewish Wife”. You can listen to his presentation in the player below.
Many thanks to Dr. Asadi for his interesting talk and beautiful film! از لطف او بسیار سپاس گذاریم.
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.
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.
Barbara Scharres, the Director of Programming at Gene Siskel Film Center, discuss Iranian film and the upcoming Festival of Films from Iran. Her talk is in English.