Screening: The Iran Job

Screening: The Iran Job
Date & Time: Friday, February 22, 7:00 PM
Venue: Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium
Cost: Free; Walk-in
In Person: Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi, Directors

In this highly entertaining documentary, American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in Iran. The film is filled with wonderful, touching moments: Kevin bonds with local shop owners, teaches his teammates American slang, and forms genuine friendships with three outspoken Iranian women. The team’s perseverance pushes them towards the playoffs, but something much bigger than basketball is happening off the court as thousands of Iranians take to the streets to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Description by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.)

(Dir.: Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi, US/Iran, 2012, 93 min., English and Persian with English subtitles)

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  • MDFilmFan

    Movue was incredibky enlightening and entertaining. Would have been a perfect evening if I could have found the group

    1 · February 23, 2013

    • CGC

      Lol, I hear ya'. Definitely require some discussion. But the evening is perfect due to the very fact of how it went: as it should have. Having received no responses don't the group, I walked home through the streets, empty from abandonment by tourists, government workers, people in general, but more alive & vibrant than ever, with quiet beauty; & it was brisk & my face was numb, & I sang loudly: my voice sounding deceptively better than is true due to the generosity of acoustics & the distracting sounds of nature, & I walked in the middle of barren streets, & I danced, happy, suggestive, as if everyone as watching, competing with twinkling city lights & the shimmer of water and oil on bare tar roads, glistening.slick, like fat wet seals, & I lamented for the duration of a blink that the twinkling was not from the lights in the sky, but from lights against the sky, man-made, not earth-made, but still so beautiful & I was invigorated with life by the fact of having life. It was perfect.

      2 · February 23, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      I might tentatively have a stroll quite similar to this on Wednesday.

      February 25, 2013

  • CGC

    Are you guys meeting post this?

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im here. The line is looped around until the stairway to the entrance.

    February 22, 2013

    • Shannon

      Yea, the Iranian, I'm assuming, crew is representing for this flick

      1 · February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wow, I must say, that trailer is strong.

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • David

    I look forward to seeing this movie.

    1 · February 7, 2013

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