and speaking of cool ass films, did you know that they made persepolis by marjane satrapi into a movie? hell yeah! who wants to see that? it’s playing in SF on december 12 and should be pretty good. the graphic novels by satrapi are good, after all. it is $25 though. but this includes a reception and talk by satrapi and the director.


Marjane Satrapi, with codirector Vincent Paronnaud, brings her acclaimed memoirs about an irrepressible young girl growing up in Iran and Europe to the big screen with a style that combines bold visual design with amusing and heart-rending storytelling. Thematically rich, the film covers the changing political climate in Iran during the ‘70s and ‘80s, the difficulties and challenges of boarding school and expatriate life, as well as the admirable efforts of the Satrapi family to maintain a warm and open home life amidst an increasingly hostile external environment. Featuring the vocal talents of Chiara Mastroianni and her real-life mother Catherine Deneuve as Marjane and her mother, this Cannes prizewinner (and submission

for Best Foreign Language Film) is a sensational film for adults and discerning younger audiences.

The screening will be preceded by an onstage interview with co-directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Following the screening, join Film Society staff in the Bistro to discuss the film.