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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

The Iran Job

Directed by Till Schauder

Documentary, International / Canada, Iran / 2012 / Biography, Cultural, MIddle East, Sports / 93 mins / English, Persian

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The Iran Job (with Complimentary Persian appetizers courtesy of Sia Zadeh and Shaharazad Hamidi)

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Description

When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard, a flashy point-guard from the U.S. Virgin Islands, accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries – Iran – he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin’s season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran’s reformist Green Movement – a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring. Director Schauder says: I wanted to make a documentary that plays like a movie. No “experts,” no talking heads, no political statements. Instead I wanted action, humor and romance. I did want a film that touches on the issues around Iran (political, religious, etc), but purely through the characters and the real-life drama in front of me, as opposed to high-brow intellectualism.

Complimentary Persian appetizers courtesy of Sia Zadeh and Shaharazad Hamidi.

“Sad and hopeful in equal measure, and exceptional in its storytelling.” —Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Credits

Producer: Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder
Screenwriter: Till Schauder
Cinematographer: Till Schauder
Editor: Till Schauder
Music: Kareem Roustom
Featuring: Kareem Roustom, Eunice Sheppard, Leah Sheppard


Precedes

  1. Complimentary Persian appetizers courtesy of Sia Zadeh and Shaharazad Hamidi

    Events / Epicurean
    Complimentary Persian appetizers courtesy of Sia Zadeh and Shaharazad Hamidi

    Preceded by: The Iran Job


Dates & Times

The Iran Job (with Complimentary Persian appetizers courtesy of Sia Zadeh and Shaharazad Hamidi)

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 28, 2013 2:00 pm