Coming Soon

dir. Mohammad Shirvani; Mohammad Rasoulof
85 min; 125 min, Persian with English subtitles
Wednesday November 12, 2014 5:30pm
$10.00

Doors open at 5:00pm. Tickets available only at the door the night of the screening - $7 for a single film, or $10 for both films. Cash and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx) accepted. No checks, please.

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand
NOLA 70117

Shotgun Cinema presents a contemporary Iranian double feature: FAT SHAKER (2013) and MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN (2013)

October 23 2014 · by Angela Catalano

Image for 'Shotgun Cinema presents a contemporary Iranian double feature: FAT SHAKER (2013) and MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN (2013)'An unnamed actor in MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, and now that film festival season has ended for us, we’re preparing for our first double feature: Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker (2013) and Mohammad Rasoulof’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2013). These contemporary Iranian films complement each other by presenting unique narratives about Iranian life. They provide crucial complexity to issues that American news coverage consistently negates, including filmmakers bans and censored content. With newly elected president Hassan Rouhani lifting bans and publicly speaking out against previous arrests of filmmakers, Iranian cinema may experience much-needed changes in exhibition, but with filmmakers such as Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi still under a filmmaking ban, it’s difficult to comprehend how deep the changes will go...