Iran in Chicago humanities fest
CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL XI, NOW!
NOVEMBER 2 12, 2000
Programs Focusing on Iran
(Excerpted from the Complete List of 150 Programs)
Tickets are available after September 5: · In person: Symphony
Center Box Office, 220 S. Michigan Avenue · By phone: PhoneCharge
312.663.0339 · Through the Chicago Humanities Festival website,
www.chfestival.org . Please refer
to the program number when ordering tickets. Advance tickets are $5 each,
unless otherwise indicated.
Iran: The Last Great Revolution (Program #111) Robin Wright describes
the social and political "revolutions within the revolution"
that are transforming the world's only modern theocracy into an Islamic
democracy. Friday, November 10; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Harold Washington Library,
Iran Today (Program #117) Journalists and political scientists
variously interpret the dynamic changes in Iran today with reference to
politics, religion, women, human rights, and the impact of the world-wide
Iranian diaspora. Participants include Hamid Akbari, Tara Bahrampour,
Guity Nashat, and Marvin Zonis. Saturday, November 11; 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Harold Washington Library, Auditorium
The Arts and Culture of the Iranian Diaspora (Program #631)
Architects, literary critics, novelists, and filmmakers explore how the
diaspora functions as muse. Featuring Tara Bahrampour, Jahanshah Javid,
Persis Karim, Maryam Ovissi, Rudabeh Pakravan, and Ramin Serry. Saturday,
November 11; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Harold Washington Library, Auditorium
Contemporary Iranian Art (Program #633) Maryam Ovissi explores
the torrent of Iranian art which draws upon Islam less as constriction
than as muse. Saturday, November 11; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Harold Washington
Taste of Cherry: Screening (Program #809) A sublime and deceptively
simple parable about life's possibilities. Abbas Kiarostami's Palme d'Or
winning film follows Mr. Badii, a weary and desperate middle-aged man who
meets an assortment of different characters while driving through the hilly
outskirts of Tehran, on a quest to end his life. Iran, 1997. In Persian
with English subtitles. 95 minutes. Friday, November 10; 7:00 p.m.