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Do Not Use · 3rd January 2009
Cortes Cinema Club
Tuesday Jan 6 Manson's Hall
Doors Open 7 pm, Show Starts 7:30, $7 Admission
Gourmet Snacks Available

We are continuing with movie night on the first Tuesday of each month for the next few months. This coming Tuesday, January 6 we present *PERSEPOLIS* a film by Marjane Satrapi, a woman who grew up in Iran and now lives in France. It is in French and Persian with English subtitles. Beautiful to look at, cleverly crafted in its writing and visuals, Persepolis won the Jury Prize and was nominated for Palm D'Or at Cannes in 2007, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Film. Doors open 7 pm, show 7:30, refreshments available. Admission $7, Rated PG 13, 95 min.

Marjane Satrapi speaks her truth bravely with an open-hearted charm. She expresses some very difficult and politically charged concepts with the naive clarity and simplicity of a child, giving us access to the actual experience of a young person who was caught up in the events. Marjane opens a window into the experiences of herself, her family, and others who lived through the 1980s in Iran in such an honest and courageous way, surprisingly humourous at times.

A keenly subjective glimpse into the experiences of a young Iranian girl during and after the Iranian revolution, Persepolis is a personal response to the current oversimplified rhetoric concerning the Middle East. It is one of the best adaptations of a graphic novel to film ever made.

Even if you don't usually like animated films, please give this one the benefit of the doubt, it is amazing and original, no computer graphics. Animation is used in simple yet innovative ways to develop the depth of experience, without getting in the way of the very personal narrative.