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Release :Sept. 16, 2002

UI film series presents Iranian films Thursdays this fall

A series of Iranian films will be shown at the University of Iowa on Thursdays this fall as part of a seminar offered by the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature.

Taught by Rosemarie Scullion, associate professor of French and Italian, and Louis Schwartz, assistant professor of cinema and comparative literature, the seminar meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building for film screenings. The screenings are free and open to the public, presenting a rare opportunity in Iowa City to view films from a wide range of Iranian filmmakers.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you require accommodation to attend this event, or if you would like more information about the program, please call the UI Institute For Cinema and Culture at 335-1348.

Following is a schedule of film screenings:

Sept. 19: "Bashu, The Little Stranger" (Bahram Beizai, 1989, 120 min.)

Sept. 26: "Gabbeh" (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1997, 75 min.) 35mm

Oct. 3: "A Moment of Innocence" (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996, 75 min.) 35mm

Oct. 10: "The Circle" (Jafar Panahi, 2000, 91 min.) 35mm

Oct. 17: "Divorce Iranian Style" (Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998,
80 min.)16mm

Oct. 24: "The Hidden Half" (Tahmineh Milani, 2001, 103 min.)

Oct. 31: "The White Balloon" (Jafar Panahi, 1996, 85 min.) 16mm

Nov. 7: "Time for Drunken Horses" (Bahman Ghobadi, 2000, 80 min.) 35mm

Nov. 14: "Where is the Friend's House?" (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987, 85 min.) 35mm

Nov. 21: "Under the Olive Trees" (Abbas Kiarostami, 1994, 103 min.) 35mm

Dec. 5: "Close Up" (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990, 90 min.) 35mm

Dec. 7: SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENT: Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic for the Chicago Reader, presents "The House Is Black" (Forugh Farrokhzad, 1962, 22 min.) 101 BCSB, time TBA

Dec. 12: "ABC Africa" (Abbas Kiarostami, 2001, 84 min.) 35mm