Film Screening

Thursday, May 06, 2010
Portraits of Women Program 1

Part of 75 Years in the Dark: A Partial History of Film at SFMOMA

Portraits of Women Program 1

Date + Time

Thursday, May 06, 2010
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women without Men), Shirin Neshat, 2009, 95 min., 35mm
In Farsi with English subtitles.

Neshat's first feature film, derived from Shahrnush Parsipur's novel published immediately after the 1979 revolution in Iran, portrays the lives of three women who choose to seize their independence at a time when such behavior is simply not tolerated. Set in the early 1950s, when Iran sought independence from England only to fall under control of a United States-backed totalitarian regime, the tumultuous situation bears resemblance to the current political state in Iran following last year's elections.

This is a promotional screening for the theatrical opening.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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Image: Shirin Neshat, Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men), 2009; courtesy of IndiePix