Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist Screened in Toronto, New York and Miami

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Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist Screened in Toronto, New York and Miami
New York University, New York —

After four years of hard work and research, including interviews with teachers, editors, friends, scholars, classmates, critics, associates and historians, and going through thousands of cartoons, paintings, sketches, magazines, articles and books in various parts of the world, producer/director Bahman Maghsoudlou’s new one-hour film about the life and work of Ardeshir Mohasses (1938-2008) is finished.

The Association of North American Ethnic Journalist & Writers sponsored the premiere of the film in Toronto on November 2. After an introduction by Mr. Bahman Roudgarnia, Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist was screened. Mr. Maghsoudlou followed up with a few comments and then answered questions from the audience. Among the enthusiastic attendees were such distinguished Iranian faces as Aydin Aghdashlou (Artist), Ghollam-Hossein Nami (Sculptor/Artist), Sirak Melkonian (Artist), Nasrin Almasi (Writer), Freshteh Mowlavi (Writer), Bahram Bahrami (Writer/Poet/Literary critic), Hassan Zerehi (Editor-in-Chief, Shahrvand Magazine), Shahram Binesh (Editor-in-Chief, Iran Star Magazine), Farah Taheri (Writer), Mohammad Tajdolati (Journalist), and many more. Click here for footage of the Toronto screening:

On November 16, New York University sponsored one free screening for its students, faculty and Friends of Ardeshir Mohasses at the Cantor Film Center, The full house received the film very well and another Q&A period was held with Mr. Maghsoudlou.


Florida Inter University, Miami

The film had a third screening held in Miami on December 1 at Florida International University, sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society. Enthusiasm for the film was in evidence once again at this screening, perhaps even more than before, as the discussion that followed continued until midnight. Dr Naser Eftekhari, one of the founders of the Cultural Society, made his fifth introduction of Mr. Maghsoudlou during almost thirty years of Kanun.

Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist will be shown in Washington DC on February 4 and at UCLA on February 24, following which it will be screened at various film festivals around the world and released on DVD in fall of 2013. Voice of America (VOA) conducted an interview with Mr. Maghsoudlou on November 26 on the program Shabahang, which can be seen at the link below:

For more information about the film, go to our website:

Shahrvand Magazine reports of Toronto screening:
Part 1 Part 2



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