What is cinema, in the midst of a revolution? The feminist Kurdish call—Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (“Woman, Life, Freedom”) reverberates globally as protests continue in Iran. Filmmaker and scholar Roya Rastegar curates a stunning array of short films, vital news perspectives and viral pieces that captivate global audiences.
A year-long retrospective series on the 1990's 'New Black Realism' filmmaking wave that changed cinema - and audiences - forever.
"These filmmakers reimagined genre, breathed new life into an old legacy of cinematic realism, and blew open the space between fiction and the real."
-Roya Rastegar, PhD, Curator
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Images are from the 2015-2017 LA Film Festival posters. Starry night is a detail from Noah Davis's artwork, face in the moon is a detail from Yoskay Yamamoto artwork, Lady with camera is a detail from Carolyn Castaño's artwork. Art work for the Perpetratin' Realism film series poster is by Adrian Armstrong.