Q&A with Richard Raymond!
This screening is presented by the Film Society's New Wave, Young Patrons of Lincoln Center, and Relativity Studios and will be followed by a reception open to all ticket holders with wine courtesy of William Hill Estate Winery.
Set in Iran, this powerful, incredible yet true story follows the brave ambitions of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election (when many cultural freedoms were threatened), Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh, played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives to form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos they learn from the likes of Michael Jackson and Rudolf Nureyev—icons of dance whose resonance crosses all cultural divides—while also teaching themselves, and in the process embracing their passion for dance and for one another. This special advance screening is courtesy of Relativity Studios.