Iranian Picture Double Feature!

  • January 19, 2013 · 11:45 AM
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Join us for a day at the movies! CUNY's union of faculty and professional staff at CUNY are sponsoring a series of films this year to counter Islamaphobia. This Saturday January 19th will feature two films, Oscar winner for best foreign film A Separation and "the best Iranian film in history", Close Up.

 

A Separation

This 2012 winner of best foreign film Oscar and the Golden Bear for Best Film and multiple wins for its actors at the Berlin Film Festival, and many other film festivals, A Separation has made an impact around the world. With its fast pace and claustrophobic atmosphere, this detective, courtroom drama forms a nexus of interrelated ideas, of class, social attitudes, family obligations, gender differences, financial concerns, and moral beliefs ranging from the religious to the practical. The audience relates to the lies and the flaws of each character in the film.

 

Close Up

Based on a news story Kiarostami read in the newspaper, the film shows the man who impersonated a real Iranian filmmaker, who plays himself in the film, and follows the real court case prosecuting the man for the dissimulation. Characteristically, Kiarostami leads spectators to question the status of the film they are watching as they seek to identify what is real in the film. Close-up was voted the best Iranian film in history by Iranians, and Kiarostami was voted the most important director of the 1990s by U.S. critics.

 

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  • Alexandra

    I'm on my way! Train is stuck in Queens but it should hopefully move soon. Have to detour due to construction.

    January 19, 2013

  • Amy

    Hey - do you know what time the 2 films start and finish pls, as I only just realized that it will be 'National Day of Service' and therefore will be coming a little later methinks. Best, A

    January 11, 2013

    • Alexandra

      First one is a two hour movie. I'm not sure if they will start on time and give a little intermission. The second one is 1 1/2 hour movie.

      January 11, 2013

    • Amy

      Many thanks indeed. Will probably show up for the second one. Look forward to seeing you then, Inshallah. x A

      January 11, 2013

  • Amy

    I would love to come, but unfortunately Pay Pal doesn't appear to be working :(

    January 9, 2013

    • Amy

      Barak Allahu fik ya habibti. x

      1 · January 10, 2013

    • Alexandra

      You made it!

      1 · January 10, 2013

  • Maria

    I will be there! Will RSVP

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Kenz E.

    I am trying to RSVP and pay but it won't let me do it?!? I really want to participate and it will also be my first event

    January 8, 2013

    • Alexandra

      Is all of the information in your PayPal up to date? Double check credit card info, billing address (such as did you movie?), etc. I had an interference as well but then I reviewed my account and saw that my billing address was for my old address.

      January 9, 2013

    • Alexandra

      Yay! You were able to RSVP!

      January 9, 2013

  • Darlene

    tried several ways to pay for a ticket. Can not. Help. Paypal interference. Can someone buy my ticket and I will pay them? Thank you very much!

    January 9, 2013

    • Alexandra

      Trying to troubleshoot, do you see the message above when you RSVP?

      January 9, 2013

    • Alexandra

      Is all of the information in your PayPal up to date? Double check credit card info, billing address (such as did you movie?), etc. I had an interference as well but then I reviewed my account and saw that my billing address was for my old address.

      January 9, 2013

  • Alexandra

    I'm troubleshooting, trying to look into it. Do you get to a screen that says?
    Your RSVP is almost complete…
    Payment is required to attend.
    Your total: $2.50
    You have 20 minutes to make your payment.

    January 9, 2013

  • Irfana

    Will these be shown any other dates/times?

    January 9, 2013

    • Alexandra

      No other dates or times to my knowledge, although they do have other films throughout the year, mostly by Arab directors.

      January 9, 2013

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