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American blog of Iranian dissent

Crescentroads

Last night I got a heads-up from an acquaintance on Facebook about a slew of films from Iran being showcased in Hollywood at the Egyptian Theatre, as part of National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival.

I was at a signing at Book Soup that evening, so I got there late. Coincidentally the last book I checked out at the bookstore before heading to the American Cinemateque was an interesting thing from Saudi Arabia about bloggers there. I did it intentionally, of course. Segues are the bridges of life before our eyes.

So I made it to see Tehran Has No More Pomegranates, which was okay. It gets my blessing only because it had a quirky tone in its narrative, didn't take itself seriously, had splashes of color, and didn't highlight the depressing plight of peasants -- like most films from Iran seem to do.

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