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    3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    • Thursday September 19th 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Shirin features 113 close-ups of mostly Iranian actresses as they watch a film version of Khosrow and Shirin, a 12th century Persian romantic poem. Though the film being watched is never shown, nor does it even exist as an actual separate film, the soundtrack conveys the narrative while each of the women’s faces expresses a multitude of emotions. At once playful and deeply conceptual, Kiarostami’s film deconstructs the act of spectating in a compelling experiment with strong feminist overtones.


    This event is part of Lightbox Film Center’s new series, Through the Eyes of Kiarostami.

    Accessibility Information

    Lightbox Film Center is ADA accessible. Please use the ramp on the east side of International House Philadelphia to enter the building, then use the ramp to enter the Ibrahim Theater through the East Alcove. The first row of seats are ADA accessible. Additionally, closed caption and assisted listening systems are available. Please note that not all films are provided with closed captioning; please inquire with the box office.
    Tags:  FILM
    $8 - $10
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