Hey Philidelphia! I know you’re out there or at least one or two reblogs/retweets/shares away. Go and check out the Pennsylvania premiere of Second Story Man, a film by Neal Dhand, and spread the word.
Second-Story Man finally has its home-opener. We’ll be screening at the County Theater in Doylestown, PA and the Ambler Theater in Ambler on 5/23 and 5/24, respectively. I’ll be at both screenings for a Q&A. Check us out here for more information: http://www.renewtheaters.org/blog/films/second-story-man-filmmaker-neal-dhand/
I know Shirin Neshat as a video installation artist. A student recently recommended her 2009 film Women Without Men (WWM), and it’s worth a look. Sort of a magical-realist film it focuses, as the title indirectly suggests, on a group of abused, alone, and/or depressed women in Iran whose paths converge at what seems to be a semi-fictional rest house. Running alongside the female narratives is a glimpse at the turbulent politics in 1960s Iran and the beginnings of the Freedom Movement.
If WWM is striking for any one thing it’s Neshat’s visuals. She and cinematographer Martin Gschlacht compose some gorgeous images. The score, by the great…
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