Thursday, May 17, 2007

Runner in Washington DC

Do you remember "The Runner" or Davandeh? If you are in DC you can see this movie this weekend at Smithonian; Freer and Sackler galleries on National Mall. Here is the information regarding this event:


Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m., Meyer Auditorium

Special guest: Professor Hamid Dabashi

Professor Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, introduces a classic Iranian film and signs copies of his new book, Masters and Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema. This semi-autobiographical film by Amir Naderi features a young boy, rendered homeless by war, who resolves to improve himself by going to school. Praised in equal measure for its visual poetry and almost documentary realism, it put Iranian cinema on the international movie map. Persian with English subtitles. Iran / 1985 / 94 min.

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