Go To See This Film (Free) Based on the Graphic Novel "Persepolis!"

Film: “Persepolis” (2007)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

4:00pm, Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

"A fascinating and wholly unexpected take on Iran’s Islamic revolution beginning in the 1970s, Persepolis is an enthralling, animated feature about a spirited young woman who spends her life trying to deal with the consequences of her nation’s history. Based on an autobiographical comic book by Marjane Satrapi.

An unique window onto a crucial chapter of 20th century history, Persepolis is graphically engaging with its black-and-white, bold lines and feeling of repressed energy, fit to burst. The emotional content is so strong that after awhile, one almost forgets the film is a cartoon. Satrapi co-wrote the screenplay and co-directed the film along with animator Vincent Paronnaud." --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com