Here, in no particular order, are five shows this weekend you should make it out to.
At four, the festival grows into a grand celebration
New Yorkers get their first look at The Magnificent Seven gubernatorial candidates tonight, and if you can't find someone to embrace on this stage then you're a choosy beggar who doesn't even deserve true democracy and you might as well head straight for Tehran. The assortment includes a bos ... More >>
How much does it cost to get out of the slimy grip of a dictatorial government? Try 500 G's. And that doesn't even get her friends off the hook! But the question remains: Who paid it?
A new series explores the Muslim female experience
Irans Kayhan Kalhor comes stateside
The protests continue in Iran over the recent disputed election and over casualties at previous protests, with protesters in Tehran wearing mourning black for their fallen comrades. There have been demonstrations in U.S. cities as well, including one yesterday in Union Square, organized in part vi ... More >>
But will young people come to Brooklyn?
"No one can stop these young people anymore. It is not in the hands of the government. It's not about Mousavi or Khatami or Ahmadinejad. People are taking this into their own hands." A still from Bahman Ghobadi's Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats It's been quite a year for Iranian filmmaker Bah ... More >>
Having lived through much of the Cold War, we are used to nations that are at odds with the U.S. holding sketchy elections, so while we're sorry for the citizens of Iran, we're not as surprised as some by what seems like a rigged result. Ahmadinejad's alleged reelection has been strongly disputed. ... More >>
Typical restaurant meal in Tehran (which Moussavi won't be eating--he's under virtual house arrest) would include kebabs, chello rice, and grilled mild or hot peppers. photo: razzletravels.blogspot.com While newsies sit on the edge of their seats watching riots erupt in Tehran, fo ... More >>
Plus Film Forum celebrates Italian screen icon Alberto Sordi
From Iran to Pakistan, a region's stories come to downtown fest
The Islamic revolution, and puberty, through the 2D eyes of Marjane Satrapi
Iranians and Iraqis work together to advance an evil cause
A potential weapon against terrorists: Bloodsuckers who sing
A Tehran pizza delivery boy gives an indelible performance in a humanist anti-blockbuster
Guided by Voices
Great Bals of Fire
Minimalist Journeys and Maximum Overdrive
Iranian Cinema Puts the Children to Bed
'Terrorists' Share Space With Press in D.C. Building
She Found Prostitution Among Irans Holy Men. They Found a Way to Put Her in Jail.
Under the City's Skin
The Fall 2001 Fashion Shows
Celebrating Iran's Fajr Film Fest