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Mehdi Hashemi On A Red Carpet

Once you are accepted into a festival, you’ll usually get a confirmation email that makes you feel warm and awesome. Read More »

Shohreh Aghdashloo at SDCC2019

Shohreh Aghdashloo is an actress. Following numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major film role was in The Report (1977) directed by Abbas Kiarostami, which won the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival. Read More »

UK steps up pressure to release seized oil tanker

The UK government is stepping up pressure on to release a British oil tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz, an incident that sent tension soaring in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. Read More »

A. Farhadi on a red carpet of Movie in capital

These “hosts” (I use the term lightly) clearly put more prep work into their appearance than their jobs. They didn’t know who their subjects were (when “who are you wearing” is your only question, you’re in trouble), flubbed tosses, cussed, and asked totally inappropriate questions. Farhadi has received two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for his films A ... Read More »

Celebration for Ferdous Kaviani

When I teach my acting classes, I generally get two types of people thinking about signing up: young kids and teens, and older folks. Read More »

The Famous Building Fire Protection

Museums, rare-book libraries, historical buildings—these are the institutions that have the critical mission of safeguarding our heritage, preserving it for future generations. Read More »