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22nd Annual Festival of Films from Iran 10/8-10/31

October 10, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Along with many other international film festivals going on around the world and in Chicago, the 22nd Iranian film festival opens at the Gene Siskel film center.

Check out the schedule here.

What we will not miss:

From No. 37” (2010) by Sam Kalantari and Mohsen Shahrnazdar examines Sadegh Hedayat’s legend and his life and death through rare photographs, personal details, and interviews with critics and scholars. Don’t miss the talk after the October 16th screening at 3 PM by Dr. Franklin Lewis, Associate Professor of Persian Language & Literature at the University of Chicago, who will introduce the film and moderate an audience discussion following the Sunday screening. Dr. Lewis’ deep of knowledge of Iranian art and culture and his eloquent and moving speaking is always a treat to his audiences.Sat Oct 15 at 8 PM | Sun Oct 16 at 3 PM

“The Beloved Sky” (2011) by the legendary Dariush Mehrjui and with the beautiful Leila Hatami, winner of the Fajr Film Fest’s best director award this year. Sun 10/16 at 5:15 PM | Wednesday 10/19 at 6:15 PM.

If you missed “Circumstance” (2011) by Maryam Keshavarz when it premiered at Landmark Theatre last month, you can catch it on October 23 and 24 at the Gene Siskel.

For more times, changes to schedules, updates to in-person appearances and synopses of movies, please check out the Gene Siskel Film Center’s site:

Gene Siskel is also offering a Sunday “double-bill discount!”: “Buy a ticket at our regular prices for a Festival of Films from Iran film on October 16, 23, or 30, and get a ticket for the second Iranian film that day at this discount rate (tickets must be purchased at the same time): General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only.)”

The Gene Siskel Film Center

164 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois

(312) 846-2600


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