Bahram Beyzaie is one of Iran’s most acclaimed filmmakers, playwrights, and scholars of the history of Iranian theater, both secular and religious. He was a leader of the generation of filmmakers known as the Iranian New Wave, starting in the late 1960s, and has since directed more than a dozen prize-winning films. He has also conducted pioneering research into the roots of the ancient legends derived from Indo-Iranian mythology and known collectively as A Thousand and One Nights. He is that rare artist who is also an erudite critic and scholar of his myriad crafts.
Beyzaie lives and works in Iran, but is spending this academic year at Stanford as the Bita Daryabari Visiting Professor of Persian Studies. This afternoon event offers the community a rare opportunity to see clips from some of his films, and to talk with him about past and future aesthetic and scholarly projects, including his explorations of A Thousand and One Nights.The afternoon will be hosted by Abbas Milani, Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director in Iranian Studies, and is sponsored by the Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters, in collaboration with Continuing Studies.
** PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE**
Saturday, May 21 1:00 – 4:00 pm Geology Corner (Building 320), Room 105 FREE; no registration is required Open to the public
Free and Open to Public.