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Jan 11-15, 1999 / Dey 21-25, 1377

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* History: Historic bath to be preserved
* Play: "Waiting for Godot"
* History: Oldest cemetery found
* Film: Tehran Film Festival
* Literature: Ferdosi & Iran's youth
* Literature: Nargess& Hafez
* Film: Center for youth
* History: More digs at the "Burnt City"
* Play: Rostam & Sohran
* Film: "Cherry" best foreign film
* Music:Romanic classical music in Tehran
* Film: Mehrjui retrospective in Washington
* TV: Iranian TV since 1979

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* Historic bath to be preserved

Tehran (Hamshahri) - The historic Sheikh Bahai public bath in Isfahan has been registered as a national monument and will come under the preservation activities of the Cultural Heritage Foundation ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* "Waiting for Godot"

Tehran (Hamshahri) - "Waiting for Godot" -- Samuel Beckett's classic play -- is now playing in Tehran, but Hamshahri's review is not favorable. The Persian translation of the text is well done - the play itself is not ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

* Oldest cemetery in Iran found

Tehran (Hamshahri) - A cemetery dating 4000 years "before the iron age" has been discovered in the Talesh region of Gilan Province ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Tehran Film Festival

Tehran (Hamshahri) - Deputy guidance minister in charge of films detailed some of the plans for this year's international Fajr Film Festival which will be held in next month ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Ferdosi & Iran's youth

Tehran (Hamshahri) - A commentary on Mohammad Ali Eslami Nadoushan's research regarding Ferdosi and the impact of the Shahnameh on Iran's youth ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Nargess& Hafez

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A feature on references to nargess (primrose) in the poetry of Hafez ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Film center for youth

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A center for supporting films about children and youth has opened in Tehran ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* More digs at the "Burnt City"

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Archaelogists are conducting more digs at the site of "Shar-e Sookhteh" (Burnt City) which is thought to date from 3200 BC. Located 55 kms southwest of Zabol in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, "Shar-e Sookhteh" is among the oldest examples of urbanization in the Middle East ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Rostam & Sohrab

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - "Rostam and Sohrab" has been turned into a play that is currenly being staged in Tehran Vahdat Hall ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* "Cherry" best foreign film

NEW YORK, Jan 4, 1998 (CNN) -- "Out of Sight" might be out of theaters, but it's not out of the minds of the National Society of Film Critics. The group on Sunday picked the George Clooney movie as the year's best. The film's director, Steven Soderbergh, beat Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line") and Steven Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan") for best director honors. The society, made up of 51 movie critics, also honored "The Thin Red Line" with best cinematography honors and named "Taste of Cherry," an Iranian film, the year's best foreign language film.

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* Romanic classical music in Tehran

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Major feature on Shahin Farhat's classical music festival at the Niavaran cultural center, covering the romanic period ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIA

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* Mehrjui retrospective in Washington, DC

Dariush Mehrjui's Films - A retrospective :

The Pear Tree - Friday February 5, 1999, 7:00 PM, Sunday February 7, 1999, 2:00 PM
The Cycle - Friday February 12, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Cow - Sunday February 14, 1999, 2:00 PM
Hamoon - Friday February 19, 1999, 7:00 PM
The Tenants - Sunday February 21, 1999, 2:00 PM
Sara - Friday February 26, 1999, 7:00 PM
The School We Went To - Saturday February 27, 1999, 2:00 PM
Leila - Sunday February 28, 1999, 2:00 PM

Freer's Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW, Washington DC -- 202-357-4880 Admission: Free - two per person - one hour before program begins Info: 202-357-4880 Details:

Dariush Mehrjui His film have been banned by both the Shah, and the Islamic Republic, but film critics in Iran recently voted directory Dariush Mehrjui on eof the country's greatest filmmakers. This retrospective is organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and is presented in corporation with Farabi Cinema Foundation, Tehran. All films are in Persian with English Subtitles.

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* Iranian TV since 1979

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - An interesting look at the changes in Iranian TV programs since the revolution ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIN

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