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Tehran Taboo

  • Dates:  April 21, 2018
    April 24, 2018
    April 25, 2018
    April 26, 2018
    April 27, 2018
    April 28, 2018
    April 29, 2018
    May 1, 2018
    May 2, 2018
  • Next Occurrence Apr 26, 2018
  • Times:  See website for times.
  • Venue:   UICA Movie Theater
    2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Film/Movies
  • Price Per Person:  UICA Members: $4 Public: $8

In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to "restore" her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable ruling. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.

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Tehran Taboo
  • Times:  See website for times.
  • April 20, 2018 to May 2, 2018
  • UICA Movie Theater
  • UICA Members: $4 Public: $8