SEE YOU FRIDAY, ROBINSON

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

This film will be shown again on Thursday, April 20 at 1:40 pm. Faced with a setback on one of her own films, Mitra Farahani works as a sort-of cinematic matchmaker, orchestrating a correspondence between beloved Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan and the legendary Jean-Luc Godard. Through persistence, talent, and luck, Farahani brings the initially reluctant …

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Persian Inspirations Concert

Rog Amphitheater Roseville, MN

Music and dance from the Persian world presented by the TC Iranian Culture Collective, in Roseville's Central Park! This year's concert features singer Sear Azizi, singing popular songs in Farsi, Dari and Tajik, accompanied by Rachel Molloy, percussion, and Milan Ebrahimi, guitar. Plus a dance performance by Parisa Naini and the Shirzan Dance Collective. Bring …

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Persian / Farsi Conversation Group

Luminous Cafe Southdale Center, Edinas

Our next Persian / Farsi Conversation group gathering will be 1:30 PM on Sunday August 20 at the Luminous Cafe in the Southdale Center, Edina. Persian pastries and maybe ash reshte (noodle soup) will be available for purchase. Let us know if you can join us!

Twin Cities Mehregan Fall Iranian Culture Festival

526 Selby Ave. , St. Paul, MN 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN

  We are excited to announce the lineup for our 2023 Fall Iranian Culture Festival, “Mehregan: A Persian Celebration of Love, Kindness and Hope, to be held October 7 at the new 526 Selby Ave., St. Paul event space. (Enter next to salon.) The doors will open at: 11:00 a.m. with:  a display of Iranian …

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2023/24 MSP Iranian Film Fest

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Note new dates: The 2023 MSP Iranian Film Showcase has been postponed, and will be presented in partnership with the MSP Film Society, January 12-14 2024 at The Main Cinema - 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis. More details coming soon!

film: THE PERSIAN VERSION

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Coming from two countries at odds with each other, Iranian-American Leila (Layla Mohammadi) strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures, while boldly challenging the labels society is so quick to project upon her. When her family reunites in New York City for her father’s heart transplant, Leila navigates her relationships at arm’s length …

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Film: A REVOLUTION ON CANVAS

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Part art-heist, part family drama, part political thriller. In this hybrid political thriller and verité portrait documentary, Sara Nodjoumi, working with co-director and husband, Till Schauder, makes her directorial debut with this personal film, diving into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of more than 100 "treasonous" paintings by her father, seminal Iranian modern artist Nickzad Nodjoumi.

OPPONENT (MOTSTÅNDAREN)

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Official Selection for Sweden - Best International Feature Film, 96th Academy Awards In the aftermath of a devastating rumor, Iman and his family have been forced to flee Iran. As refugees, they end up in a run-down hotel in northern Sweden. Despite feeling powerless, Iman tries to maintain his role as the family patriarch. To …

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Film: THE STRANGER AND THE FOG (GHARIBEH VA MEH)

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Another holy grail of Cinema-ye Motafavet (Iranian New Wave) has been found and brought back to life. Impossible to see for decades, Bahram Beyzaie’s dazzling Gharibeh va meh, about a mysterious stranger arriving at a coastal village in a drifting boat and falling for a woman, is now fully restored from original camera and sound negatives. …

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Film: BELOVED (DELBAND)

The Main Cinema 115 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

Life as a herder is hard and solitary, but 82-year-old Iranian Firouzeh loves the ever-changing nature, the hard life and her faithful cows. She hikes across the rugged landscape, hauls bundles of wood and still nimbly climbs trees. Beloved follows this strong-minded woman as she toils in all seasons and tells the story of her life, with …

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