Join us for a film screening of "This Is Not a Film" by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. Film screening will be followed by a discussion with Mr. Panahi (via Skype from Iran) and Mr. Mirtahmasb.
Jafar Panahi is an award-winning Iranian director, writer, and producer. His films have been banned by the Iranian government, he has been arrested several times, and sentenced to a 20 year ban on making films, writing scripts, giving interviews, or traveling outside Iran, on penalty of imprisonment. While waiting for a verdict, he co-directed and produced, with Iranian filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, This is Not a Film, portraying the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
He continues to make films without authorization and at great personal risk. His other films include: The White Balloon (1977), The Mirror (2000), Offside (2010), and Closed Curtain (2013).
Mojtaba Mirtahmasb is an Iranian filmmaker and a graduate of the Art University of Tehran. He has made nearly 30 films, often collaborating with prominent Iranian directors. His films include: Banner (1996), The First Presence (1999), The River Still Has Fish (2001), Off Beat (2004), Home is in Our Past (co-directed with Hamed Mohammad Taheri, 2005), This is Not a Film (co-directed and co-produced with Jafar Panahi, 2011), and Six Centuries, Six Years (2014). Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts
Lecture is Free and Open to the Public (no tickets or RSVP required)
Film has English subtitles, discussion will be in English