TRIBUTE TO ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: CLOSE-UP (35mm)

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August 03 only

Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves. With its universal themes and fascinating narrative knots, Close-up has resonated with viewers around the world.

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Iran. 1990. 98 min. 35mm print courtesy of Janus Films.

See both Through the Olive Trees at 4pm and Close-Up at 6:30pm for $20 here.

Part of TRIBUTE TO ABBAS KIAROSTAMI.

Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection.


NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.

FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS

 

TRIBUTE TO ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: CLOSE-UP (35mm): Upcoming Showtimes
August 36:30 PMBig Roxie