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UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

24 Frames
April 28, 2018 -
May 19, 2018
In-person: 
Mehdi Rahmani (5/5); Ahmad Kiarostami (5/13); Bahram Beyzaie (5/19).

The power of the moving image to connect people across cultural, political and national differences has been embodied nowhere more profoundly over the last several decades than in the humanism, artistry and courage of Iranian filmmakers.  UCLA Film & Television Archive has been presenting the best of their work in this annual survey for almost 30 years and it does so again this year with a renewed sense of purpose.  Our current series includes films from new voices, current masters and a special tribute screening to one of Iranian cinema’s most influential and important artists, Bahram Beyzaie.  Each film, in its own way, reflects the complex realities of contemporary Iran and the Iranian diaspora, while its storytelling resonates beyond specific contexts to unite us as viewers and human beings.  It is anticipated some filmmakers will appear in person, wherever possible, to discuss their work.  Please check the website for updates on in-person guests.

Program generously funded by

Special thanks to:  Mark Amin, Alireza Ardekani, Ahmad Gramian—Farhang Foundation.

Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location Buy Tickets
No Date, No Signature

No Date, No Signature

April 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Israfil

Israfil

April 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Home

The Home

May 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Simulation

Boarding Pass  /  Simulation

May 5, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Golden Time

Golden Time

May 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Blockage

Blockage  /  Valderama

May 11, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
A Man of Integrity

A Man of Integrity

May 12, 2018 - 3:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
24 Frames

24 Frames

May 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
24 Frames

24 Frames

May 13, 2018 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Negar

Negar

May 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Bashu, The Little Stranger

Bashu, The Little Stranger

May 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater