Marooned in Iraq


Dir. Bahman Ghobadi (2003).
Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi’s music-fueled road movie is set on the Iraq-Iran border in the gruesome aftermath of the first Gulf War. Cast with non-actors and crowded with cartoon bluster, Marooned turns increasingly grim as its troubadours approach Iraq; lusty and heartfelt, it has a visual energy that’s almost Breughelian and a humanist passion as contagious as its music.

Wed., April 14, 4 p.m.; Thu., April 15, 7 p.m., 2010