Iranian Film Festival

Iranian Film Festival
1050 Independence Avenue SouthWest

Experience multiple perspectives on Asia through the lens of classic and contemporary film. Our world-class film series offers opportunities to see films not widely available in the United States, as well as to meet directors, actors, and film scholars.

Unless noted, films are shown free of charge in the three hundred-seat Meyer Auditorium. Seating is first come, first served. Auditorium doors open approximately thirty minutes before show time.

This festival is cocurated by Tom Vick of the Freer|Sackler; Carter Long of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Marian Luntz of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It is cosponsored by the ILEX Foundation.

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