Persepolis Film Screening

Wednesday, Mar 22 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tishman Lecture Hall
Wednesday, Mar 22 2023 7:00 PM Wednesday, Mar 22 2023 9:00 PM America/New_York Persepolis Film Screening OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Film Screening and Q&A with Mansour Farhang and John Limbert Tishman Lecture Hall Bennington College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Join us in a screening of Persepolis. The film depicts different experiences of womanhood in post-revolutionary Iran through a series of monochrome drawings.

From AO Scott’s review in the New York Times: “In this age of Pixar and Shrek, it is good to be reminded that animation is rooted not in any particular technique, but in the impulse to bring static images to life. And Persepolis, austere as it may look, is full of warmth and surprise, alive with humor and a fierce independence of spirit. Its flat, stylized depiction of the world. The streets and buildings of Tehran and Vienna in particular turns geography into poetry…Persepolis is frequently somber, but it is also whimsical and daring, a perfect expression of the imagination’s resistance to the literal-minded and the power-mad, who insist that the world can be seen only in black and white.”

The screening will be followed by a conversation with visiting faculty members Mansour Farhang and John Limbert who are teaching the course Iran: A Theocracy in Crisis this spring.