Book + Film Club March: Women in Film – Persepolis

The film Iran didn't want the world to see


Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

In-Person

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 27

Sidewalk’s Book + Film Club unites movie and book lovers for a monthly film screening and discussion about famous films and the people who make them. At the end of the month, we host a screening of a film related to the book and host a round-table discussion. Each session is $35 and the includes book, film screening, and discussion. Buy 3 or more months at once and get 10% off your registration by using code ‘3ormore' at checkout!

Registration Deadline to have books mailed: Friday, March 1st. Books will be mailed within 72 hours of this date.

Registration Deadline to have books picked up: Monday, March 18th. Books can be picked up from our Box Office during our regular operating hours Thursday – Sunday from 2pm til Close. You will receive an email when your book is ready to be picked up.

Book: The Complete Persepolis: Volumes 1 and 2 by Marjane Satrapi 

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming—both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom—Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.

Film: Persepolis (2007) Dir. Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi [Film is in French with English Subtitles]

“Shot in black-and-white to mirror Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novels of her life growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution, Persepolis – in French with English subtitles – is like nothing you’ve ever seen in animation. It’s a mind-blower. Using a few deft strokes of her black pen, Satrapi brings a whole world to life. Today, Satrapi lives in France and uses her art to condemn repression. Her movie, alive with humor and heartbreak, is a smart antidote. What better way to chase away menace than Marjane’s irrepressible mischief?” – Rolling Stone


Credits

Director(s):

Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi

Producer(s):

Marc-Antoine Robert

Writer(s):

Vincent Paronnaud

Cast:

Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes Benites, François Jerosme

Composer(s):

Olivier Bernet