Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Dec 7

Church of Film presents FLOWER STORMS: Iranian Animation

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Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema programmed and hosted by local cinephile Muriel Lucas.

Magic, the Occult, supernatural folk tales, witchy witches, mutant melodramas, anarchy, communism & the subaltern, Queer texts/subtexts, signs & symbols, third meanings, oblique narrative strategies, visual formalism, LSD, imminent worlds, sailors, phantom crews, ships adrift, graveyards and ruins, feminism, uncanny valleys, decolonization, gender deconstruction, cosmic games, ghosts & goblins, third world, beauty and her beasts, psychogeography, national & independent cinemas, masks of all kinds, the baroque, genres destroyed, Thanatos, ancient worlds, interior maps, guys and dolls, transhumanism, lost worlds, layers of vision, candles and candelabras, cobwebs, love stories, uncharted landscapes, deep dreams & secrets, the foreign country of the past, psychic fractures, the underworld, ultima thule, de-institutionalization, pitiless traps, Greek Key patterns, fate circumscribed in celluloid, voyeurism & paranoia, corridors & paths, the watcher and the watched,antifascism, isolation in the labyrinth, doors unopened, counter-cultured romance, priests and nuns beneath their frocks and habits, warm gods, gods dethroned, sisters, charlatans, disintegrating social structures, nuclear families on fire, dissent and silenced voices, slapstick and the mechanized body, the visual gag, tragic jokes, distant voices from other rooms, dogs baying in the darkness, flashlights, the imprisoned, the vanquished, the trapped spirits, the Kingdom of Shadows, the twentieth century, c-i-n-e-m-a.

Church of Film presents FLOWER STORMS: Iranian Animation



A curated program of Iranian animation, before and after the revolution!

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Flower Storms—Animation in Iran

FLOWER STORMS: Animation in Iran takes us through the wild experimental works of the artists at Iran's Institute for Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults, up until present times! Based on folk tales, dreams, modern art and political nightmares, this beautiful set provides an eye-popping sample of the Iranian avant-garde through the last 50 years. Including the work of animation geniuses Noureddin Zarrinkelk and Ali Akbar Sadeghi, with classics like Amir Hamzeh & the Dancing Zebra (1977) and the Flower Storm (1972), and much, much more!

Special Admission

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

$6 ADVANCE TICKET AVAILABLE (includes a $1 service fee).