• 9 July 2016 at 23 : 22 PM

    Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

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    Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

    Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) It is with utter heartsickness that I report the passing of Abbas Kiarostami, perhaps the most groundbreaking filmmaker in the history of Iranian cinema. Mr. Kiarostami died of a brain hemorrhage. Having undergone four operations in Iran, he was flown to Paris for further treatment, but expired in a hospital there a […]

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  • 20 May 2016 at 13 : 51 PM

    Press Release – Razor’s Edge

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    Press Release – Razor’s Edge

    Razor’s Edge complete After fifteen years of prep work, research and interviews, and a year’s worth of post-production work, the second installment in IFVC’s Iranian Cinema: Searching for the Roots series is complete. Razor’s Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses looks at the often controversial role of women in Iranian cinema during the secular period […]

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  • 5 April 2016 at 11 : 26 AM

    Gato Barbieri, April 5, 2016

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    Gato Barbieri, April 5, 2016

    Gato Barbieri (1932-2016) A- ‘The Cat’ Gato Barbieri, a jazz saxophonist and composer whose career spanned seven decades, died of pneumonia at a New York hospital on Saturday, April 2, 2016. He was 83. Mr. Barbieri was born Leandro in Rosario, Argentina and earned the nickname Gato (‘the cat’) during his youth in Buenos Aires, […]

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  • 22 February 2016 at 11 : 21 AM

    Harper Lee, Feb 22, 2016

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    Harper Lee, Feb 22, 2016

    Harper Lee, Gregory Peck and “To Kill a Mockingbird” A – The Author Harper Lee, the distinguished novelist who only wrote two novels, died at age 89, early Friday, February 19, 2016, in Monroeville, AL, her birth place. Her first semi-autobiographical novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was published in 1960 and became an instant hit. […]

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  • 5 February 2016 at 12 : 30 PM

    Rosmont College Feb. 5 2016

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    Rosmont College Feb. 5 2016

    New York, February 5, 2016 Grass: A Nation’s battle for Life (1924) screened at Rosemont College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 5, 2016. Then Dr. Bahman Maghsoudlou lectured about the history, artistic and anthropological values of this unique film in details. His talk was based on his book Grass: Untold Story that has been published […]

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  • 30 January 2016 at 12 : 26 PM

    Miami screening of abbas Kiarostami January 30, 2016

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    Miami screening of abbas Kiarostami   January 30, 2016

    Screening of Abbas Kiarostami: A Report Miami, Florida, January 30, 2016 I have just returned from the screening of Abbas Kiarostami: a Report at Miami International University on Saturday night in Miami. It was a memorable night with students and friendly audience. I would like to thank the Iranian Cultural Society and the film department […]

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  • 25 January 2016 at 12 : 42 PM

    Forouzan ,January 25 ,2016

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    Forouzan ,January 25 ,2016

    Forouzan (1937-2016) Forouzan, a leading superstar and icon in Iranian cinema before the revolution, passed away yesterday 24 January 2016 and was buried hurriedly in Tehran, Iran. She was 78 years old. Born in Port of Anzali in 1937, she began her acting career in 1963, playing the leading role, alongside Fardin and Mohammad Ali […]

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  • 1 July 2015 at 12 : 46 PM

    Khosrow Shakeri, July 1, 2015

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    Khosrow Shakeri, July 1, 2015

    Khosrow Shakeri Zand (1938-2015) It is with a great deal of heartbreak that I announce the passing of Khosrow Shakeri, a tremendously gifted scholar, historian and author, and my very good friend. He died from complications from a stroke in a hospital in Paris on June 28th after being ill for a long time. Mr. […]

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  • 22 November 2014 at 12 : 37 PM

    Abbas Kiarostami: A Report screened in Sweden and Italy, November 15, 2014

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    Abbas Kiarostami: A Report screened in Sweden and Italy, November 15, 2014

    On Saturday, November 8, 2014, two feature documentaries, Abbas Kiarostami: A Report and Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist, were screened at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. A packed house enjoyed the films and the audience engaged in a question and answer period with the director/producer Bahman Maghsoudlou afterwards. A week later, on Saturday, November 15, […]

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  • 22 November 2014 at 10 : 13 AM

    Manhattan by Numbers screened in Rome, Italy, November 12, 2014

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    Manhattan by Numbers screened in Rome, Italy, November 12, 2014

    In between the Sweden and NFA screenings, Maghsoudlou participated in another screening in Rome, this one of Amir Naderi’s Manhattan by Numbers (1993) at the Museum Palazzo delle Esposizioni on November 12. That night was rainy as well, but the cinema was full, as the audience enjoyed the first film made by Naderi in the […]

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