Iranian Movie Night - "Taste of Cherry"
Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami won the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for this contemplative film about a Muslim, Mr. Badi, who drives around the barren hills outside Tehran, flagging down passersby and offering good money for a simple job that he's hesitant to explain. He's planning his suicide and seeks someone to perform something of a symbolic eulogy. Most of his subjects refuse but he finds an elderly taxidermist who agrees only because he needs the money for an ill child. Yet the old man gently pleads with him to choose life, to embrace the joys of earthly existence, to remember the taste of cherries.
2 CEU’s for MFT’s, LCSW’s and LPCC’s
This series is made possible by the award winning documentarian Steve Elkins and the proprietor of the Hibbleton Gallery, Jesse La Tour. Together they have organized the showing of several films produced by contemporary Iranian producers and directors.
Mr. Elkins will provide a brief overview of classic and post-revolutionary Iranian cinema prior to screening of the film.
When & Where
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Irvine Branch campus
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,300 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.
Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the school was the first of its kind to be named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.