Friday, April 12 / 8:30PM / Alamo Drafthouse 7
Sunday, April 14 / 5:00PM / Alamo Drafthouse 8
2018 | Iran, Islamic Republic of | 55 MIN | World Premiere
Fading Portraits provides a rare insight into a society where the government plays a pivotal role in artists’ lives, controlling the fate of their work, and subsequently their role within a society. The predicament that all artists in such societies face is that when the artist’s voice is not heard, it as if the artist does not even exist. Iran is one such society, and renowned documentarian and photographer Maryam Zandi is one such artist. The film documents her struggle, strength, and persistence in having her voice – and the voice of all artists in similar societies – heard.
Director: Ali Shilandri
Producer: Farhad Mohammadi (in attendance)
Composer: Boris Skalsky (in attendance)
Paired with the short: Al Imam