OU art museum to present Iranian films

Afshin Marathi, associate professor of the OU Department of International and Area Studies and the Farzaneh Family Chair of OU Iranian Studies, will introduce both films.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 12, 2012
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— Two evenings of Iranian films will be shown at The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., in conjunction with the OU Iranian Studies Program and a continuing series at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Afshin Marathi, associate professor of the OU Department of International and Area Studies and the Farzaneh Family Chair of OU Iranian Studies, will introduce both films.

“Turtles Can Fly,” a 2004 film directed by Bahman Ghobadi, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Baran,” a 2001 film directed by Majid Majidi, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

“As a multicultural museum, it is our pleasure to collaborate with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the OU Iranian Studies Program to present these intriguing films at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art,” said Ghislain d'Humières, the director of the art museum, in a news release. “It has been a pleasure to plan these films with Brian Hearn, the film curator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and we hope our visitors will see the importance of better understanding Iranian culture through these moving films.”

The film series continues at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Noble Theatre in Oklahoma City Oct. 18-21. The six-day film series surveys contemporary Iranian cinema since 2000. Additional information about the series is available online at www.okcmoa.com.

For more information about Fred Jones Jr. Museum of art, visit www.ou.edu/fjjma. Information and accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling 325-4938.



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