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Podcast: But what about a dead end?

Four cinephiles discuss UW Cinematheque’s four-part series on Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

The programming this fall at UW Cinematheque includes a series on the work of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. It kicks off on Friday, September 20 with the documentary Homework and continues over the next three Fridays with a trilogy of films released in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s known as the Koker Trilogy: Where Is The Friend’s House on September 27, And Life Goes On on October 4, and Through The Olive Trees on October 11.

Tone Madison contributors Grant Phipps and Jason Fuhrman sat down with two special guests this week to get a deeper perspective on Kiarostami’s work. Hamidreza Nassiri is a graduate student in film at UW-Madison and the organizer of the Iranian FIlm Festival on Campus. Nassiri is also a filmmaker himself who grew up in Iran. James Kreul has been writing about film and programming film around town for years, most recently curating the Mills Folly Microcinema series at Arts + Literature Laboratory and covering local film events for Isthmus.


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