Iranian New Wave 1960s-1970s (Film Series)

When 2 Nov 2013 - 22 Nov 2013
Where Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
United States
Cost $8 members; $10 students/seniors; $12 nonmembers Series discount (in-person or by phone only): Buy at least four tickets for at least four "separate" programs in this series in one transaction to get $1.00 off each ticket.
Enquiry http://asiasociety.org

This film series features rarely screened films of the Iranian New Wave, an exceptional film movement that took place before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. During the cosmopolitan and yet turbulent period of the 1960s-1970s, an auteur cinema emerged and responded actively to the cultural, political, and social conditions of the time. Iranian New Wave is distinguished by its philosophical inclination, social critique, poetic disposition, and vigorous experimentation. This innovative spirit resonated with new cinematic trends sweeping across the globe at the time, from France and Czechoslovakia to Brazil and Japan. Collectively, the films present the artistic vision, humanism, and social consciousness of a generation of Iranian filmmakers. These films have left an important legacy and laid the groundwork for later generations. This series offers an extraordinary opportunity to survey these works and provides a window into Iranian life during this period. A documentary film about the Iranian New Wave is included in the selection.

Tickets: $8 members; $10 students/seniors; $12 nonmembers

Series discount (in-person or by phone only): Buy at least four tickets for at least four “separate” programs in this series in one transaction to get $1.00 off each ticket.

All films with English subtitles. Click on individual programs for tickets and more information.

This film series is organized in conjunction with the Iran Modern exhibition, on view through January 5, 2014. Public programs held in conjunction with Iran Modern are made possible by support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art through Asia Society’s ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia. Additional support for Iran Modernprogramming is provided by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, WLS Spencer Foundation and the American Institute of Iranian Studies.

Interview with series curator La Frances Hui

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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