Franco-Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi’s critically-acclaimed graphic memoir, “Persepolis”, comes to life in the animated film co-directed by Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Persepolis explores the events of 1970s Iran through the young eyes of Satrapi, who aspires to be the galaxy’s last prophet and to shave her legs. The film follows Satrapi’s life during pre- and post-revolutionary Iran, and tells the coming-of-age story of a young Iranian girl fascinated by punk music and fearlessly outspoken about the rise of an abruptly fundamentalist government. Among its many accolades, Persepolis won the 2007 Cannes Jury Prize and the 2008 Cesar Awards for Best Writing Adaptation and Best Feature Film.
Thursday, April 13
Aromaku Indonesian Street Food truck, Gund Gallery Front Lawn: 5:00 PM
Film screening: 7:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery
About Dinner and a Movie:
This curated series is inspired by themes central to the museum’s winter/spring exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our community. Each of these films tell compelling stories about the people and political forces that have influenced, or have been shaped by relations between the United States and the Middle East over the past several decades. Offering different cultural perspectives through uniquely creative approaches to filmmaking, these choices shed light on the multiple and complex recent histories that intertwine these two cultural and political regions of the world. Join us for a food truck dinner before each screening.
Aftermath is organized by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harn 25th Anniversary Fund, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Joanne L. and Edward R. Block Charitable Trust, with additional support from the Harn Curator of Photography Endowment.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.