Church of Film presents THE COW



Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema. Our hope is to bring the long lost, forgotten, overlooked, obscure or unavailable to a hungry audience unable to get their fill from the local theater offerings. And in so doing, in the cozy darkness of our vintage theater, we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.

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Church of Film presents THE COW


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THE COW is widely considered the masterpiece of the Iranian New Wave, a symbolic drama so beautiful that even the Ayatollah Khomeini would not ban it, even as its author Gholām-Hossein Sā'edi was exiled. THE COW has been meticulously restored in Iran for the first time since its 1969 release, so come see one of the greatest monuments in film history!

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Dariush Mehrjui
104 minutes

In a remote area of Iran almost untouched by the centuries, Mashdi Hassan owns the village's only cow. He cherishes the animal as his greatest love, the source of all of his pride and happiness. But when nearby bandits target the village and Hassan's cow, he is overwhelmed by sympathy for the animal—until he himself is turned into a cow.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.