Northwestern University

Fri 9:00 AM

Lucid Figurations: Iranian Movie Poster & Film Art

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When: Friday, November 18, 2016
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Contact: Lindsay Bosch   847.467.4602

Group: Block Museum of Art

Buffett Institute for Global Studies
Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Academic


Join us for the capstone event of the Salaam Cinema program!

Renowned international scholars and artists will convene at the Block Museum to discuss the art of movie poster design, the art and industry of film, and the unique culture of cinephilia in Iran. Filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will open the symposium with a discussion and screening of her 2014 film Tales (Qesseh-ha). The symposium will close with a tribute to legandary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami presented by his son, Ahmad Kiarostami.


5PM: Ovanes Ohanians – Mr. Haji, the Movie Actor
(Haji Aqa, Aktor-e Sinema), 1933 (60m, silent, w/ live piano accompaniment)

7PM: Screening with Rakhshan Banietemad in person - Tales
(Qesseh-ha), 2014 (88m)


9AM: Symposium Panel 1: Cinema Art
Panel chaired by Salaam Cinema curator Hamid Naficy

Kaveh Askari - Relayed Prints and Midcentury Assemblages
Michelle Langford - Sohrab Shahid Saless, A Filmmaker “Between Two Stools”: From New Iranian Cinema to New German Cinema
Negar Mottahedeh - Oil and Water and a Revolution in Film
Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa - Watching Hollywood Movies in Iran and Their Impact

1:30PM: Symposium Panel 2: Poster Art
Panel chaired by Salaam Cinema curator Michelle Puetz
Ruth E. Iskin - Posters as Art: Integrating Aesthetics and Function in the Nineteenth Century
Shiva Balaghi - Tracing History: Iranian Film Posters from the 1960s and 70s
Hamid Dabashi
Rambod Vala -To Cinema it May Concern

4:30PM: Screening with Ahmad Kiarostami in person – A Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami (select new works)

Symposium co-sponsored by Northwestern University Department of Anthropology, Department of Radio-TV-Film, Screen Cultures Program, International Studies Program, Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Kaplan Center for Humanities, Middle and North African Studies Program and the Center for Global Culture and Communication.

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