The Walters Art Museum and Maryland Film Festival proudly present Abbas Kiarostami’s classic 1997 film about the diverse, complex, and even contradictory views Iranian citizens hold about life, culture, and religion. As the protagonist, Mr. Badii, drives around Tehran, he meets an eclectic group of citizens who teach him about the life lessons that are right in front of his eyes. Following the screening, the audience is invited to stay for a discussion of Iranian film and culture, past and present, with film critic and filmmaker Godfrey Cheshire. Mr. Cheshire is an expert on Iranian film and wrote the essay included in the Criterion Collection’s release of Taste of Cherry. This program is held in conjunction with the upcoming special exhibition Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.
Tickets- $10 general admission. $5 young adult (25 and under) and $5 for Seniors 65 and over.
Free to Friends of the Maryland Film Festival and Walters members.
Maryland Film Fest FoFs can RSVP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-752-8083
Walters members can get tickets at http://thewalters.org/boxoffice/tickets5.aspx?e=4147