The Polygon Gallery will be hosting an Outdoor screening of the animated move, Persepolis.
Attendees can make themselves comfortable by bringing their own blankets or low chairs. Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Films start at sundown, music courtesy of some of the city’s best DJs begins at 7pm each Thursday. Admission is Always by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group.
Based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.
Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Length 96 Minutes
2007 In French, with English subtitles
Rated PG for coarse language and violence