Gabbeh – Iran – 1996 -Drama, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Gabbeh is a kind of carpet woven by the Qashqa’i people of Iran. “The movie plays like a mix of documentary and dream”-Liz Braun. “Has visual eloquence to spare, a rhythm that pulls you along and a sense of yearning not too often encountered in… Continue reading Sep 27. Gabbeh
Marooned in Iraq – Kurdish Iran – 2002 – Drama/Comedy. A rare glimpse into the culture of the Kurds. “A sorrowful road comedy set in a place where hardship and humor are brothers in arms.”-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Even though the film’s tone grows ever more elegiac, it stubbornly remains a celebration of the Kurdish capacity to… Continue reading Oct 25. Marooned in Iraq
America America – USA – 1963 – Drama – Elia Kazan, director of such classics as On the Waterfront and Rebel Without a Cause, (and grandfather of actress Zoe Kazan), wrote and directed the epic story of how his uncle emigrated to the United States in the 1890’s. Shot on location in Turkey & Greece, it chronicles… Continue reading America America
Where is the Friend’s Home – Iran – 1987 – The film tells a deceptively simple account of a conscientious schoolboy’s quest to return his friend’s notebook in a neighboring village, since, should his friend fail to hand it in the next day, it is likely he will get expelled.