Have plans on Thursday night? How about a free film screening?
Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 7:30PM
Regent Highland Park Villlage Theater
32 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205-2731
Karim works at an ostrich farm outside of Tehran, Iran. He leads a simple and contented life with his family in his small house, until one day when one of the ostriches runs away. Karim is blamed for the loss and is fired from the farm. Soon after, he travels to the city in order to repair his elder daughter’s hearing aid but finds himself mistaken for a motorcycle taxi driver. Thus begins his new profession: ferrying people and goods through heavy traffic. But the people and material goods that he deals with daily starts to transform Karim’s generous and honest nature, much to the distress of his wife and daughters. It is up to those closest to him to restore the values that he had once cherished…
Majid Majidi was born in 1959 in Tehran, Iran, where he appeared in amateur productions before completing his studies in acting at the Academy for Dramatic Arts. He began making his own short films and documentaries in the 1980s. In 1992 he made his first feature film, and since then he has made a name for himself as one of his country’s most renowned directors. “Children of Heaven” was nominated for an Academy Award® in 1997, and “Baran” was nominated in 2001 for the European Film Award in the category “Best Non-European Film”. Other acclaimed films include San Sebastian Jury Prize winner “The Father” (1996) and Montreal World Grand Prize winner “The Colour of Paradise” (1999).
2008 The Song of Sparrows
2005 The Willow Tree
1999 The Colour of Paradise
1997 Children of Heaven
1996 The Father