• 11 April 2013 at 13 : 46 PM

    Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist at Washington DC, UCLA and Palm Beach International Film Festival, April 4-11, 2013

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    Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist at Washington DC, UCLA and Palm Beach International Film Festival, April 4-11, 2013

    On Monday February 4, The Iranian Cultural Association of Washington DC sponsored a screening of Ardeshir Mohasses; The Rebellious Artist. The film was well-received by members and non-members alike. The distinguished audience included Taghi Mokhtar (filmmaker, film critic and editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine, Iranian in Washington DC), Dr. Mohammad Borghei (sociologist), Dr. Hadi Bahar […]

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  • 10 April 2013 at 12 : 18 PM

    Yousef Shahab

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    Last night, I was on my way to a theater for the screening of Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist at the Palm Beach Film Festival when I received the sad news: My good friend, Youssef Shahab, had passed away in Los Angeles the previous evening. Two weeks ago, Iranian cinema lost Amir Houshang Kavousi, and […]

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  • 9 April 2013 at 14 : 26 PM

    Yousef Shahab

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    Last night, I was on my way to a theater for the screening of Ardeshir Mohasses: The Rebellious Artist at the Palm Beach Film Festival when I received the sad news: My good friend, Youssef Shahab, had passed away in Los Angeles the previous evening. Two weeks ago, Iranian cinema lost Amir Houshang Kavousi, and […]

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  • 2 November 2012 at 13 : 25 PM

    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 […]

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  • 12 March 2012 at 13 : 53 PM

    Ibn Arabi International Film Festival, Murcia, Spain

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    Ibn Arabi International Film Festival, Murcia, Spain

    The Third Edition of IBAFF (www.IBAFF.com), International Film Festival was held March 5th through 10th in Murcia, Spain. Bahman Maghsoudlou served as the president and lone non-Spanish member of the jury, alongside a group of notables of the Spanish film scene, including professor and film scholar/critic Alberto Elena. The Festival was inaugurated in 2010, and […]

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  • 27 February 2012 at 13 : 16 PM

    The Forough Farrokhzad Awards

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    The Forough Farrokhzad Awards

    Thirty-seven years ago at 5PM on Thursday, February 27, 1975 (5 Shanbeh, 8 Esfand, 1353) at the Central Palace for Young Adults, the fourth Forough Farrokhzad awards ceremony was held. This group of awards, meant to honor greatness in all aspects of the arts, was conceived and established by the Farrokhzad family in memory of […]

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  • 26 February 2012 at 13 : 41 PM

    An Oscar for Iran

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    An Oscar for Iran

    Iranian film has been around almost as long as the Academy Awards, with the first feature film made in Iran, Abi & Rabi, a silent film by a Russian immigrant named Ovanes Oganians (1897-1961), appearing in 1930. And yet it has taken this long for the Academy to reward an Iranian film. On March 26, […]

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  • 27 January 2012 at 13 : 09 PM

    Death of Angelopoulos

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    Death of Angelopoulos

    The film world has lost another great filmmaker, this time from Greece, Theodoros Angelopoulos. Angelopoulos was a master of extremely long, sinuous sequence shots, which he used to explore themes of Greek cultural identity. He was born April 17, 1935 in Athens. He began to study law but was interrupted by his military service, which […]

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  • 11 September 2011 at 13 : 34 PM

    September 11: A Sad Day

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    It’s a sad day. It’s 9/11, the day on which horrific events took place. I remember driving to my office in the morning, listening to the news on the radio, when the traffic reporter suddenly said, “We have just received a report that a small plane has smashed into the windows of the twin towers. […]

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  • 10 September 2011 at 12 : 41 PM

    Cliff Robertson (1923-2011)

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    Cliff Robertson (1923-2011)

    Cliff Robertson died last night, Saturday, September 10th, on Long Island, New York. He acted in more than fifty films over a span of fifty years. I will never forget “The Best Man” (1962), directed by Franklin Schaffner and written by the great Gore Vidal. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview […]

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