Monday, March 23, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action

Tuesday night, March 24th at 7:30pm, Bean & Leaf is proud to present The White Balloon, directed by Jafar Panahi, in hi-def, for free. And yes we'll have popcorn.

This is the 4th installment of our 3 month long International Film Festival and it is a movie we are all excited about.

From Janet Maslin's New York Times Review:
It is an hour and a half before a new year begins in Teheran (on March 21), and the city is poised for celebration. A stern and adorable 7-year-old girl named Razieh (Aida Mohammadkhani) is pouting about not having the right goldfish for this occasion. The fish at home are skinny. She wants a fat one with better fins. So she wheedles her mother into giving her money for this purchase, but then the money is accidentally lost. Razieh enlists the help of several strangers to try retrieving it from beneath an iron grate.
Come on down to the Bean and enjoy a cheap (as in free!) evening of great art with good friends. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine, too! We cannot sell alcohol, but BYOB is allowed.

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