6:30pm: Taxi Tehran (Jafar Panahi, Iran 2015, 82min )
8pm: For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (Gerald Peary, 2007, 80min) Q&A with Gerald Peary to follow
Part I: “The International Situation: Iran and China in focus”
Jean-Michel Frodon, critic with Slate.fr Former critic for Le Monde, Editor of Cahiers du Cinema (2003-2009), author of Cinema and the Shoah and other books on Iranian, Chinese, French directors
Part II: “The American Situation”
Gerald Peary, director For the Love of Movies: the Story of American Film Criticism (2009); critic for Boston Phoenix (1996-2012), currently a reviewer for the website, The Arts Fuse.
Bilge Ebiri: (Yale95), critic for The Village Voice, director of independent features, winner of Yale’s Lamar Prize
Wesley Morris: (Yale97), Pullitzer Prize for his Boston Globe Criticism, a critic at large for The New York Times and formerly for Yale Daily News.
Moderated by Yale Professor Charles Musser; meet the critics at the reception that follows.
Co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program, the Film Study Center, and the Whitney Humanities Center