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AFTER PARTY & Reception – The 48th Chicago International Film Festival’s SPOTLIGHT MIDDLE EAST

10/18/2012 – 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The 48th Chicago International Film Festival is here, with a special program: SPOTLIGHT MIDDLE EAST focusing on Iran first. With it are some of the most talented film makers in the world.

As friends of Pasfarda, you are invited to an exclusive VIP reception to mingle and exchange ideas with the brilliant and internationally acclaimed Mani Haghighi (“Modest Reception”), Adel Yaraghi (“Meeting Leila”), and Bahman Ghobadi (“Rhino Season”– to be confirmed); three Iranian directors who work tirelessly and struggle with constant oversight and censorship, to create beautiful, meaningful art through their films.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore Iranian cinema through interaction with its creators, as well as other journalists, bloggers, film makers, critics, and representatives of the Chicago International Film Festival and the Academy of Motion Pictures.
Our host is the trendy new Paola’s Vinum in the West Loop, where Spanish red wine will flow all night and home-made tapas will satiate whatever aspect of your hunger the films and conversation did not already satisfy. Tickets are limited and WILL sell out.

Mani HAGHIGHI (Modest Reception / Paziraie Sadeh) :: Winner of the NETPAC Prize at the Berlinale 2012
Adel YARAGHI (Meeting Leila)
Bahman GHOBADI (Rhino Season) :: over 47 awards // Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale, CIFF — To be confirmed

50% DISCOUNTED TICKETS as of 10/15 at Noon:
** 1 Ticket Admits 2**
STUDENTS & Industry People: FREE



$35 {Food / 2 Drinks} — $45 at the door
$15 {only Cash Bar} — $20 at the door

{Presented by the ACADEMY of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences}

The Chicago International Film Festival’s commitment to presenting the films of cinematically significant regions of the world continues with this showcase of innovative works and exciting new voices from the Middle East.
Program Highlights:
– Film premieres from Egypt, Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates
– A conversation with Joseph Cedar, who will discuss his films and introduce a screening of 2011’s highly-acclaimed Footnote
– Panel discussion with Middle Eastern Community and Education Outreach screenings at venues around the city
Learn more:

// The 48th Chicago International Film Festival FILM SCHEDULE & TICKETS //

Meeting Leila (Iran, Adel Yaraghi, 88 min) in New Directors Competition
with Leila Hatami

Modest Reception (Iran, Mani Haghighi, 100 min) in Main Competition
with Taraneh Alidoosti & Mani Haghighi

Rhino Season (Iraqi Kurdistan/Turkey, Bahman Ghobadi, 103 min) in Main Competition
with Behrouz Vossoughi & Monica Bellucci



9:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Paola’s Vinum
328 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661 United States
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