Screening: Shahr-e Gheseh

Date: February 26, 2010, 7–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE; no RSVP necessary

Program in Farsi (film has NO SUBTITLES; discussion following also in Farsi)

Bidoun and Cabinet co-present a screening of the film version of Bijan Mofid's lauded 1967 avant-garde play Shahr-e Gheseh (City of Tales). Set in a mythical city populated by various animals, Shahr-e Gheseh is an allegorical fable in which the fate of a visiting elephant strangely echoes the fate of Iran under the modernity espoused by its rulers in the twentieth century.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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