Announcing The 2011 Iranian Film Festival

Scenes from "And Dammam Again"

For one weekend, September 10 – 11, Iranian cinema comes to the Bay Area, more specifically, The San Francisco Art Institute (800 Chestnut St.). Some of the highlights this year include a short film from the director of Offside and This Is Not A Film, Jafar Panahi, a strong musical film program that includes a live performance by percussionist Pezhham Akhavass, and a tribute to filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan. The festival also boasts a slew of exclusive and rare screenings.

For a film buff, it’s sad to say the amount of Iranian films I have seen I can count on two hands.  For that reason alone I am somewhat excited for this festival’s arrival.  Anyone else excited for this?  Schedule and ticket info can be found after the jump.

Tickets cost $10 for a general ticket, $8 for students.  Festival Pass is $100 for general and $80 for students. Click here to buy your ticket(s).

Saturday, September 10, 2011

11 AM  I was Worth 50 Sheep + Bitter Milk + The Lion Wearers

1:10 PM  Brick & Mirror

3:40 PM  The Other + The wind is blowing on my street + Ask the Wind

5:50 PM  Musical Films (See list of Musical films below)

7:12 PM  David  Q&A with Maz Jobrani + The Alleys

10:00 PM  Bonjour Monsieur Ghaffari + Original Certified Copy + Delete + The Accordion

Sunday, September 11, 2011

11 AM  Plastic Bag + The Other Side + Hakel, Makel + Rojin + Vapor + Cinderelleg + Transformation + The Ambassador Wife + Roghieh + Feminin, Masculin + Human Beings

1:15 PM My Iranian Paradise + A Beautiful Snowy Day + Bani Adam

3:30 PM Crossroads of Civilization

5:45 PM Flamingo No. 13 Q&A + The Road is Closed + Huma, Bird of Fortune

6:46 PM  Zurkhaneh Q&A + Live Performance by Ardavan Mofid

10:00 PM About Nice + Iran

Musical Films:
Saturday, September 10 @ 5:50 PM

1- The Scorpio
2- “1 in 10”
3- Bahram an Iranian Rapper Q&A*  with Sam Ali Kashani (director)
4- And Dammam Again
5- What Patience God Has Q&A* with Sattar (singer)
6- Pezhham Akhavass Live Performance

More detailed information on all these films and events can be found here

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