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UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema

Tehran City of Love
April 27, 2019 -
May 11, 2019
In-person: 
director Ali Jaberansari (4/27); writer-director-actor Payman Maadi (5/10); artist Sussan Deyhim, professor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak (5/11).

The Archive continues its long tradition of celebrating the best cinema from Iran and the Iranian diaspora with the latest edition of its annual survey of works by Iranian filmmakers, past and present. This year, the program illuminates the latest cinematic trends with several comedies and outright satires appearing in the lineup alongside gripping dramas and documentaries that explore the complex realities of Iran’s contemporary moment and the difficult history that shaped it. We are also pleased to present new restorations of two landmark works by two founding filmmakers of the pre-revolution Iranian New Wave, Forough Farrokhzad and Ebrahim Golestan, whose significant contributions have been overlooked owing to the inaccessibility of their films. This year the Archive also deepens its successful partnership with Farhang Foundation, the sole sponsor of the UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, by including among the program’s feature films, a selection of prize-winning short films from the 2018 edition of the Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival, among other short works presented over the course the series. As in past years, it is anticipated that some filmmakers will appear in person, wherever possible, to discuss their work.

All films from Iran and in Farsi with English subtitles, except where noted.

Program generously funded by Farhang Foundation.

Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location Buy Tickets
Tehran: City of Love

Tehran: City of Love

April 27, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Sly

Sly

April 28, 2019 - 3:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Hendi and Hormoz

Hendi and Hormoz

April 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Sunset Truck

Sunset Truck

May 3, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Before Summer Ends

Before Summer Ends

May 4, 2019 - 3:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater

Sheeple

May 4, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Ali Aqa

Ali Aqa

May 5, 2019 - 7:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Bomb, A Love Story

Bomb, A Love Story

May 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater

Ill Fate

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater Free admission!
Brick and Mirror

The House is Black  /  Brick and Mirror

May 11, 2019 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater