Participant Media and Roadside Attractions invite you to an advance screening of Circumstance
After the screening, stay for a discussion with cast member Reza Safai and Human Rights Campaign Board Member Linda Scaparotti, moderated by Frameline's Operations and Programmer Desiree Buford
Admission is free, RSVP required
Wednesday August 31st, 7:00PM
Landmark Embarcadero Theatre
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA
Seating is NOT guaranteed.
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
A suspenseful tale of love and family upended by obsession and suspicion, Circumstance is also a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture, where a young woman's most electrifying passions can become the most dangerous of secrets.
The Audience Award winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Maryam Keshavarz's debut feature boldly takes filmgoers inside a modern Iran rarely witnessed by outsiders: an exhilirating, invisible realm of illicit nightclubs where young hipsters risk arrest, and their futures, as the experiment with sex, drugs and defiance, all while trying to evade the authorities.
Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use.
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The Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program at Georgetown University immerses students in the real world of twenty-first century media. Our faculty includes professional journalists from leading print, broadcast, and digital media, as well as literary agents, authors, documentary filmmakers, and new media entrepreneurs.
This screening made possible with the support of Participant Media. Participant Media is an entertainment company that focuses on documentary and narrative feature films, television, publishing and digital content about the real issues that shape our lives. For each of its projects, Participant creates social action and advocacy programs to transform the impact of the media experience into individual and community action. Participant’s online Social Action Network is TakePart (takepart.com). Founded by Chairman Jeff Skoll in 2004, Jim Berk serves as CEO and Ricky Strauss as President. Participant's films include The Help, Contagion, Charlie Wilson's War, An Inconvenient Truth, Good Night, and Good Luck. , The Visitor, Food, Inc., The Cove, The Crazies, Countdown to Zero, Waiting for "Superman,” and Fair Game.