Belmont World Film continues their spring series of films tonight at the StudioCinema in Belmont. The BWF series, which started in 2002, promotes cross-cultural understanding through film screenings accompanied by discussions led by expert speakers, cultural performances, and ethnic cuisine, and is known for showcaseing a variety of film styles and genres during their annual series, and this year is no exception.
Tonight, the series will screen Daughter, from director Reza Mirkarimi, another New England premiere – here’s the info from the BWF Website:
Daughter explores one of the most crucial issues in the history of Iran’s society in a century: tradition versus modernity. Without her strict father’s permission, an 18 year-old girl secretly takes a plane from the south of Iran to Tehran to attend a close friend’s going away party. When hazy weather prevents her return, her father drives all night to find her and bring her home, but she won’t go back without a fight. Features A Separation’s Merila Zare’i.
The film is in both Persian with English subtitles and will screen at 7:30 PM; you can purchase tickets here.
The speaker at this week’s screening will be Dr. Roza Khorshidi, a family therapist originally from Iran, who specializes in the emotional connection between couples, parent and child, and brother and sister..
In addition to tonight’s show, BWF will host additional screenings this year on 5/8, and 5/16, all at Belmont’s StudioCinema at 376 Trapelo Road.
Here’s to another great year for Belmont World Film, and don’t forget, we will be covering it as part of Subject:CINEMA‘s huge “Boston Springs A Fethival” two -show weekend May 20-21 as well – don’t you dare miss it!