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Holiday Watercolor & Paper Crafting with Leslie Watkins
Saturday, November 9, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Documentary Film: Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (2015)
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Banned by the Iranian government from film making and under house arrest since 2010 on the grounds of political dissent, Jafar Panahi clandestinely produced and directed this film by posing as a taxi driver in Tehran. With a dashboard-mounted camera that he passes off as a security device, Panahi meets strangers, acquaintances, and even a relative. It’s a film that exudes love of the long-unseen face of the city and joy in merely being outdoors—and in movie making itself. Through a series of portraits of everyday characters hiring his driving services, the film documents the challenges that Iranians face.