Detroit Film Theatre

Iranian Cinema: PERSEPOLIS

Thursday, March 07, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2007—directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud)

Marjane Satrapi’s spectacularly engaging graphic novels about her family life as a rebellious young woman in and out of Iran, both before and after Khomeni’s rule, have caused a worldwide sensation. Satrapi and co-writer/director Vincent Parronaud have adapted these beloved books into a magical, daringly honest animated. The enchanting visual style perfectly matches the irrepressible spirit of the young Marjane, who as a teenager rebels at the restrictions of living in a theocracy while also wrestling with adolescence, American pop culture and first love, ultimately embarking on a search for her true place in the world. Bittersweet, surprisingly funny and altogether enthralling. In French with English subtitles. (95 min.)

“A brilliant animated version of Marjane Satrapi’s spirited autobiographical novels about growing up irrepressible.” –Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
Admission to this show if free for DIA members.

Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm

Presented in conjunction with the DIA special exhibition Shirin Neshat, opening April 7th, 2013. This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Generous support has been provided by the MetLife Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.