Join us for the continuation of our 37th annual film series on Wed., Feb. 6, 7:30 PM Persepolis – Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, Iran/France (2007) 96 min.
Based on the graphic novel/memoir by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis begins in 1970s Iran, at the cusp of the Iranian Revolution which overthrew the Shah. ‘Marji’ sees her family’s dream of an Iran freed from the rule of the Shah fulfilled, but she begins to realize that post-revolution Iran, ruled by religious fundamentalists, has not been freed from authoritarianism. The story follows her to Europe, where her parents send her to study in safety, and back home again, where the imaginative Marji finds herself newly arrived into adulthood in a homeland that feels both familiar and limits her understanding of self. Co-winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Persepolis is a simply, visually evocative masterpiece about culture, nationality, and the struggles of being a young woman. A rare and welcome animated feature in our series. In French, Persian, and German with English subtitles.
“Like Art Spiegelman’s seminal Holocaust-themed graphic novel Maus, this stirring film explains history from the point of view of one family.” – Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
*Easy parking will be available to the north and west of the building*
Free and open to the public!