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PRIVATE Screening & Reception: The NEEDLE (2013)

07/10/2013 – 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Needle (2013, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Iran/USA) won the First Prize at the Cinéfondation category at 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Please join Pasfarda at a private screening followed by a Q&A; and reception of the Needle.

Sharp, nearly perfect… The filmmaker, it appears, is a born master of metaphor and displays a natural, inquisitive instinct for close-ups and what a face can reveal in terms of a character’s interior life” -Chicago Tribune

Milos Stehlik, film critic and co-founder of Facets Cinematheque will discuss the film and the Cannes experience with Director Anahita Ghazvinizaeh.

$5 Suggested Donation | Free for Students with ID and Facets Members

Wednesday July 10, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

Facets Cinematheque
1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

ANAHITA GHAZVINIZADEH (b1989, Tehran, Iran) is a filmmaker and writer. She got her BFA in cinema from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Anahita has studied with Abbas Kiarostami and is influenced by his cinematic style. Being inspired by the rich culture of children’s cinema in Iran, she started to work on a trilogy of short films with children as the main characters. When the Kid was a Kid (2011, Iran) and Needle (2013, US) are the first two finished pieces of series.

The Needle was in the Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation selection in 2013 and won the first prize there, which guarantees the screening of her first feature film in the Cannes Film Festival’s selection in the future. Anahita is also the co-writer of the acclaimed feature film, Mourning (2011). Childhood and parenthood, family theater, and exploring notions of growth and gender identity are the main themes of her work.

Needle has had screenings at: Frankfurt Film Festival (Lichter), IVY Film Festival at Brown Univeristy, FVNMA Festival at Gene Siskel Film Center, and Cannes Film Festival. It is going to be screened in Female Eye Film Festival (in Toronto), Zlin Dog (in Czech Republic), Melbourne International Film Festival and other film festivals that will be announced later.

MILOS STEHLIK is the director of Chicago’s Facets Multi-Media, which he co-founded in 1975. Facets is a cinematheque which presents film premieres, retrospectives and festivals, including the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Facets is also a major national distributor of over 65,000 art and classic films on DVD. He is a film contributor to Worldview, the international affairs program of WBEZ, and has served on the juries of numerous international film festivals.



6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Facets Cinematheque
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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