• 9 July 2016 at 23 : 49 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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  • 5 July 2016 at 14 : 27 PM

    Montreal World Film Festival

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    Montreal World Film Festival

    We would be delighted to present your film, RAZOR’S EDGE: THE LEGACY OF IRANIAN ACTRESSES in our Documentaries of the World section of the 40th Montreal World Film Festival taking place from August 25 to September 5, 2016.

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  • 20 May 2016 at 13 : 05 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 : 57 AM

    Gato Barbieri — April 2, 2016

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    Gato Barbieri — April 2, 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 07 : 55 AM

    Harper Lee — February 19, 2016

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    Harper Lee — February 19, 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 07 : 57 AM

    Rosemont College — February 5, 2016

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    Rosemont College — February 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 : 32 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 nightwith students and friendly audience. I would like to thank the Iranian Cultural Society and the film department of […]

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  • 25 January 2016 at 17 : 34 PM

    Forouzan — January 24, 2016

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    Forouzan — January 24, 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 07 : 23 AM

    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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  • 1 January 2015 at 12 : 23 PM

    داستان‌هاى شگفتِ “بهمن مقصودلو” از مستند جاودانه‌ى “علف

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    رضا علامه‌زاده

    فيلم شگفت‌انگيز “علف” را براى اولين بار نزديك به ٤٥ سال پيش وقتى دانشجوى “مدرسه عالى تلويزيزن و سينما” بودم ديدم و از همان روز دو صحنه از آن در ذهنم حك شد: عبور ايل بختيارى از رودخانه‌ى خروشان كارون، و گذر از گردنه‌هاى صعب‌العبور زردكوه برفپوش.

    حدود ده‌سال پيش دوست فيلم‌شناسم “آران” فيلم “علف” را به همراه چند فيلم ناياب ديگر مثل “باد صبا” از ايران برايم آورد و من همان دو صحنه از فيلم علف كه نام بردم را در برنامه تدريسم در مدارس سينمائى گنجاندم.

    اين مقدمه را آوردم تا بگويم ديرگاهى است با اين مستند چشمگير كه نبرد سهمگين انسان با طبيعت را بشكلى شاعرانه/حماسى ثبت كرده است آشنايم، ولى تا وقتى كتاب ارزشمند بهمن مقصودلو با عنوان “علف، داستان‌هاى شگفت انگيز و ناگفته” را نخواندم نفهميدم چقدر كم از اين اثر بزرگ و سازندگان آن مى‌دانم.

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