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The Persian Version


Wed 11/8: 10:40a, 4:00p
Thu 11/9: 12:00p, 2:20p, 4:40p
Fri 11/10: 2:10p, 7:10p
Sat 11/11: 12:00p, 4:50p, 9:40p
Sun 11/12: 2:20p, 7:10p
Mon 11/13: 12:00p, 5:00p
Tue 11/14: 2:20p, 7:10p
Wed 11/15: 12:00p, 5:00p
Thu 11/16: 2:20p, 7:10p

Winning both the Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, writer-director-producer Maryam Keshavarz delivers a universal and timely story of the Iranian and the Iranian-American experience.

Coming from two countries at odds with each other, Iranian-American Leila (Layla Mohammadi) strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures, while boldly challenging the labels society is so quick to project upon her. When her family reunites in New York City for her father’s heart transplant, Leila navigates her relationships at arm’s length in an effort to keep her “real” life separate from her family life. However, when her secret is unceremoniously revealed, so are the distinct parallels between her life and that of her mother Shireen (Niousha Noor). Punctuated by a bright color palette, snappy comedic relief, and vibrant dance numbers, “The Persian Version” delivers an honest portrayal of a woman who remains unapologetically herself, blended seamlessly into a heartfelt story about family, belonging, and the undeniable influence of pop music.







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