Jerry and Me
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Before the Revolution
Castro TheatreMon, Jul 29, 2013 1:15 PM
It seems unbelievable now, but before the 1979 revolution Iran and Israel were close allies. Filmmaker Dan Shadur was only a baby when his family lived in Tehran with a view of the revolution unfolding below their balcony. Here he follows a group of Israeli transplants who witnessed the good life spiral into chaos with the approach of the Islamic revolution in this real life Argo doc thriller.
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Before the Revolution
Cinearts at Palo Alto SquareWed, Aug 7, 2013 3:50 PM
It seems unbelievable now, but before the 1979 revolution Iran and Israel were close allies. Filmmaker Dan Shadur was only a baby when his family lived in Tehran with a view of the revolution unfolding below their balcony. Here he follows a group of Israeli transplants who witnessed the good life spiral into chaos with the approach of the Islamic revolution in this real life Argo doc thriller.
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Before the Revolution
Grand Lake TheaterSat, Aug 10, 2013 1:45 PM
It seems unbelievable now, but before the 1979 revolution Iran and Israel were close allies. Filmmaker Dan Shadur was only a baby when his family lived in Tehran with a view of the revolution unfolding below their balcony. Here he follows a group of Israeli transplants who witnessed the good life spiral into chaos with the approach of the Islamic revolution in this real life Argo doc thriller.
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Film Info
Director(s):Mehrnaz Saeedvafa
Country:United States
Year of Production:2012
Running Time:38
Language(s):English
Farsi
Subtitles
Genre-Subject:Icons
Shorts
Immigration
Description
Iranian filmmaker Mehrnaz Saeedvafa examines questions of identity utilizing a surprising metaphor: the comedies of Jerry Lewis. While a young girl in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Saeedvafa was fascinated by the spastic Jewish funnyman who was often dubbed into Farsi. Years later, she reconsiders all things Jerry in the light of an uncomfortable personal encounter. – Thomas Logoreci
Additional Information
Mehrnaz Saeedvafa is an Iranian American filmmaker who has made number of short films. She is also a film professor at the Film &Video Department of Columbia College Chicago. Mehrnaz has written extensively on Iranian cinema. Her book on Abbas Kiarostamico-written with Jonathan Rosenbaum was published in 2003. She has been the artistic consultant of the Annual Festival of Films from Iran at Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago since 1989.
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