How do you make a film when your own government has banned you from doing so? Iranian director Jafar Panahi, currently under house arrest, is only able to share his latest effort with world audiences because it was smuggled out of his country on a USB device hidden inside a cake. The format of This Is Not a Film is in keeping with the self-reflexive style of filmmaking Panahi is known for, but the work is about much more than cinema; it serves as an important document of the current limitations placed on many creative individuals in Iran. Before the film, UCSD Professor Babak Rahimi will give a talk outlining post-revolutionary Iranian cinema.
Approximate running time is 75 minutes, the film is rated G.
Enjoy some nibbles and wine during the lecture and film.
$50 Members|$60 nonmembers
Fruit + Fromage + Charcuterie Plate
Artisanal Cheeses / Cured Meats/ Seasonal Fruits
Infused Truffle Honey / Red Grape Mustard
Rosemary Roasted Marcona Almonds / Bread & Cie Baguette
Bottle of Wine (Chef's choice)
Tickets for two to the First Friday Film
Pre-order required by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3rd. Pre-order your package by calling 619.696.1935.