SUNDAY JANUARY 8, 2006, AT 6:30 P.M.

DOG


An Academy award nominated short
by Steve Pasvolsky

In South Africa, a long-brutalized dog comes between a white landowner and his black farmhand – with fateful results.

(17- Minutes)

SPECIAL GUEST: MAJID NIROOMAND,

 

 

Broomand

 

 

in the title role as THE RUNNER

 

 

Naderi_majid

 

THE RUNNER

A Film by: AMIR NADERI

With English Subtitles

 

Naderi

From 1981 to 1984, Naderi experienced the greatest evolution in his style as a filmmaker in creating his masterpiece, Davandeh (The Runner). The film powerfully blends an exciting sense of visual dynamics with the philosophical themes of resistance, power and self-reliance in depicting a homeless boy's struggle for survival in an Iranian town (one not unlike Naderi's birth place).
The Runner was the first post-revolutionary film to come out of Iran and was a true turning point for Iranian Cinema after the Revolution. It was shown on the last day of the Venice Film Festival, where it received both critical and popular acclaim. It later shared the Grand Prix of the Tri-Continents Film Festival at Nantes and has been selected for such prestigious festivals as those in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Sydney. Its success at festivals prompted its commercial release in England, France, Germany, Japan and the United States

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