Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 
OR PURCHASE BY PHONE AT 236-3100 ext. 237
2012 Spotlight on Iranian Cinema


Co-presented by OU Iranian Studies Program, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art,
& the Oklahoma City Museum of Art


Screens at the OU Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art ONLY 

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.

Turtles Can Fly


In this haunting film, Kurdish children organize to clear minefields for trade on the eve of the American invasion of Iraq. This drama was the official Iranian entry for the 2004 Academy Awards. In Persian, In Kurdish with English subtitles.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi 2004 Iran 98min. PG-13




2012 SPOTLIGHT ON IRANIAN CINEMAScreens at the OU Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art ONLY 

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.



After losing his comfortable job, Tehran construction worker Lateef becomes obsessed with young Rahmat, his replacement. Lateef soon discovers that Rahmat is actually Baran, a young Afghani woman who is working in disguise illegally to support her family. Deciding to keep her secret, Lateef befriends Baran and learns lessons in maturity and tolerance. In Persian, Azerbaijani, and Dari with English subtitles. Director: Majid Majidi 2001 Iran 94min. PG




Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.  

This Is Not A Film


This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes Film Festival, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence - six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking - Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking. In Persian with English subtitles.

Director: Jafar Panahi 2010 Iran 75min. NR digital


BONUS SHORT FILM: The Accordion by Jafar Panahi, produced by ART for The World in 2010 within the collective film project "THEN AND NOW Beyond Borders and Differences" 8min. 



Professor Hamid Naficy


Hamid Naficy, PhD Northwestern University, author of A Social History of Iranian Cinema, following the Sunday screening. Reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Purchase your copy in the Museum Store.







Friday & Saturday, Oct. 19 & 20, 5:30 p.m.

The Green Wave 


In early 2008, a new generation of Iranians hoped for change through the upcoming presidential elections. Fueled by youthful exuberance and media technology-the so-called Green Wave emerged to challenge the status quo, and caused a seismic shift in the political climate. A new brand of revolution seemed to be at hand. All polls predicated challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi would be the country's next president. However, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the victor, prompting a backlash of unparalleled violence and oppression and a massive surge of human rights violations that continues today. In this urgent and powerful documentary, filmmaker Ali Samadi Ahadi integrates animation with live-action footage from courageous bloggers who dared to tell the world about the anatomy of the movement and its devastating consequences. The Green Wave is a remarkable portrait of modern political rebellion, an expose of government sanctioned violence, and a vision of peace and hope that continued resistance may galvanize a new Iran. In English and Persian with English subtitles. Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi 2010 Germany/Iran 80min. NR digital

Wine Dinner for Iranian Cinema at the Museum Cafe


Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Call 405-235-6262 for reservations


Friday & Saturday, Oct. 19 & 20, 8 p.m.

A Separation 


Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage. 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film. In Persian with English subtitles.

Director: Asghar Farhadi 2011 Iran 123min. PG-13 35mm 

Next Week... 


It's Such A Beautiful Day 


Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

It's Such a Beautiful Day 


Cult animator and Academy Award nominee filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt has combined his recent "Bill" trilogy of short films into one seamless, beautiful, darkly comedic feature, blending traditional animation, experimental optical effects, trick photography, and new digital hybrids printed out one frame at a time. In the "Bill" Trilogy a series of dark and troubling events force Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life - or lack thereof. Director: Don Hertzfeldt 2012 70min. NR digital




Bringing Up Bobby 


Friday & Saturday, Oct. 26 & 27, 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m.

Bringing Up Bobby


In an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future, Olive (Milla Jovovich), a nomadic European con-artist, and her 10-year-old American born son, Bobby, (Spencer List), find themselves living in Oklahoma where Olive's criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all. Costarring Marcia Cross, Bill Pullman, and Rory Cochrane. Director: Famke Janssen 2011 USA 90min. PG-13

Coming Soon 

Shouting Secrets American Indian Cinema Showcase

Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Screenwriters Tvli Jacobs & Steven Judd in person!


Arbitrage Friday & Saturday, Nov. 2 & 3, 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m.


The Dust Bowl Special Advance Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.


Farewell My Queen Friday & Saturday, Nov. 9 & 10, 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m.


Bel Borba Aqui Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16 & 17, 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.




Fred Won't Move Out Friday & Saturday, Nov. 23 & 24, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. 


The Intouchables Friday & Saturday, Nov. 23 & 24, 8 p.m.


Radio Unnameable Real Music Weekend Thursday, Nov. 29. 7:30 p.m.


Searching for Sugar Man Real Music Weekend

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.


Big Easy Express Real Music Weekend

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Film Around Town 

43kixOklahomaCity presents an advance screening of Silver Linings Playbook. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City, OK.

CLICK HERE to reserve a pass or learn more about the screening.


Living Arts of Tulsa presents The Pocket Video Festival

Screenings will be held Oct. 19 & 20 (just east of downtown) at 307 East Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Oklahoma City University Film Institute: Our 31st year, 2012-2013

Sundays at 2 p.m., Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business. Free Admission.


deadCENTER Film Festival

Circle Cinema Tulsa, Oklahoma