Q&A: "Crossroads" with Bahram Beyzaie

Bahram Beyzaie
Tue August 31st 2021, 10:00 - 11:00am
Event Sponsor
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts
Event is open to
General Public
Zoom webinar
Q&A: "Crossroads" with Bahram Beyzaie

Photo credit: Arman

Professor Bahram Beyzaie will hold a post-screening discussion on his most recent play Crossroads.  As with past productions, Professor Beyzaie will engage with audience questions.

The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies will be screening the video recordings of Crossroads on August 27, 28, and 29.  Please visit the event page for more information.

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, beginning 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 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. Born in Tehran, Beyzaie was for many years the head of the Theatre Arts Department at Tehran University. His two-volume study of the history of Iranian theatre is still considered the authoritative account of this history. For the last ten years, he has been the Bita Daryabari Lecturer of Iranian Studies at Stanford University, has staged several of his plays, and given workshops on Iranian mythology and cinema. He currently teaches courses on Iranian theatre and cinema.

If you need a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact us at iranianstudies@stanford.edu. Requests should be made by August 23, 2021.

Event is in Persian/Farsi.

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