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Saturday, November 6

Women Without Men, Shirin Neshat, Iran

Movie Screening
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Dana Auditorium

Hirschfield Film Series

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship. Women Without Men is an adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's magic realist novel, and is Iranian artist Shirin Neshat's first feature length film. Winner of the Silver Lion and the UNICEF Award at the Venice Film Festival, the film "absorbs with its strong performances, stirring emotions and vivid imagery" (Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times). Persian with English subtitles.

This film is screened in conjunction with the exhibition Moving Images: Works from the Permanent Collection of Photography and Video Art.