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Films


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  • Festival of Films from Iran | Hit the Road
    Hit the Road (Jaddeh Khaki)
    Directed by Panah Panahi
    (Iran, 2021, 92 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    A charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama about a family of four driving across the countryside.

    Friday, January 21, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, January 30, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • Festival of Films from Iran | No Choice (Majboorim)
    No Choice (Majboorim)
    Directed by Reza Dormishian
    (Iran, 2020, 106 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    A contemporary legal thriller about three women—a homeless girl, a human-rights lawyer, and a gynecologist—whose lives intersect in Tehran.

    Saturday, January 22, 2022
    4:30 p.m.
  • Festival of Films from Iran | Chess of the Wind (Shatranj-e Baad)
    Chess of the Wind (Shatranj-e Baad)
    Directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani
    (Iran, 1976, 93 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    In a candlelit mansion, a web of greed, violence, and betrayal ensnares the heirs to a family fortune. 

    Saturday, January 22, 2022
    7 p.m.
  • Festival of Films from Iran | Botox
    Botox
    Directed by Kaveh Mazaheri
    (Iran, 2020, 97 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    When their brother disappears, two sisters claim he has left Iran with a smuggler—but the lie takes on a life of its own. 

    Sunday, January 23, 2022
    2 p.m.
  • Festival of Films from Iran | Filmfarsi
    Filmfarsi
    Directed by Ehsan Khoshbakht
    (Iran, 2019, 84 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Lively clips showcase the rowdy, melodramatic genre films of popular Iranian cinema from the early 1950s to 1979, before the revolution.

    Sunday, January 23, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • Writing with Fire
    Writing with Fire
    Directed by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas
    (India, 2021, 92 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Journalists from a women-only newspaper in rural India film stories on smartphones and use their YouTube channel to report the truth.

    Friday, January 28, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, January 29, 2022
    7 p.m.
  • Drive My Car
    Drive My Car
    Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
    (Japan, 2021, 179 minutes)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    One of 2021’s most-awarded films, this immersive road movie about a stage actor/director whose wife dies is full of unexpected revelations.

    Thursday, February 3, 2022
    5 p.m.
    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    5 p.m.
    Sunday, February 13, 2022
    1 p.m.
  • Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
    Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
    Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
    (USA, 1971, 97 minutes)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    With this audacious action film, Melvin Van Peebles—producer, director, writer, composer, editor, and star—created a milestone in American independent cinema. 

    Friday, February 4, 2022
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, February 6, 2022
    5 p.m.
  • The Story of a Three-Day Pass
    The Story of a Three-Day Pass
    Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
    (France, 1967, 87 minutes)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    In the innovative feature debut of filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, a Black U.S. soldier stationed in France begins a whirlwind romance with a White woman. 

    Saturday, February 5, 2022
    2 p.m.
    Sunday, February 6, 2022
    2 p.m.
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