Marooned in Iraq (Songs of My Motherland)
(Bahman Ghobadi, 2002, Iran; 108m)
The energy and swing of folk music sustain a hilariously bickering family of musicians on a rambling wartime search for the aging father’s ex-wife in Iraqi Kurdistan.
THU APR 15: 7:00PM
No One Knows About Persian Cats
(Bahman Ghobadi, 2009, Iran; 106m)
A couple’s search for a friend with the documents that will allow them to leave Iran leads to an eye-opening tour of the underground music scene in Tehran. The most powerful cinematic foreshadowing of the now-emergent protest movements. Bahman Ghobadi and Roxana Saberi in person!
WED APR 14: 8:15PM*
*Director Bahman Ghobadi in person!