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Reception with Director Amir Hamz

10/27/2007 – 9:30 pm - 10/27/2008 – 11:00 pm

Following the 8:00PM screening of
SOUND OF SILENCE (Sot-e Sokut)
2006 | Amir Hamz and Mark Lazarz |
Iran/Germany/UK | 86 min

www.artic.edu/webspaces/siskelfilmcenter/2007/october/1.html
FREE

Gene Siskel Film Center
October 27 2007 | 9:30 – 11PM

The underground pop music scene in Iran thrives via the Internet despite increasingly repressive efforts by the nation’s censorship bureaucracy to keep this tasty forbidden fruit away from Iran’s largely under-30 population. Western genres including rock, rap, and hip hop are revamped in a Persian mode, with influences ranging from the poetry of Hafez to the Koran. Assorted bands and performers (all male, since the solo voices of women are strictly forbidden) strut their stuff in this engaging documentary, including alt-rock band O-Hum; rappers Souroush, and Reveal; and electronic band Atma. (Barbara Scharres — Gene Siskel Film Center)

www.soundsofsilencefilm.co.uk

Details

Start:
10/27/2007 – 9:30 pm
End:
10/27/2008 – 11:00 pm

Venue

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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