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"My Tehran for Sale" and "The Stain"

Presented by Tampa Bay International Film Festival

The Studio@620 will host Tampa Bay International Film Festival in an ongoing monthly series of internationally acclaimed films harvested from the Global Film Initiative catalog.   Tampa Bay International Film Festival presents these films as a fundraising effort to host a major festival in September 2013.  Your attendance will help make it happen.  Until then, see the world one film at a time starting with My Tehran For Sale.  The lead actress in this film was sentenced to jail time and 90 lashes for her role in the film.
Luckily, this decision was reversed before the punishment was carried out, however, we are interested in exploring how this film would warrant the justification of such a harsh sentence for those authorities who passed judgement.

Join us for a lively discussion immediately following the film.

Admission $8, Students or Seniors $5

These films are co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and are part of the Global Lens collection.     For more information, visit

The Stain

Directed by Ron Segal

Sponsored by The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem (JSFS), Israel, This 12 minute live-action with stop-motion animation is a headstrong adaptation of the familiar fable "The Scorpion and the Frog".  It has screened at film festivals around the world and enjoyed a North American premiere at The 2010 Clearwater Film Festival.



My Tehran For Sale

A film by Granaz Moussavi

Farsi and English , with subtitles in English, Iran, 2009 (97 minutes) In this riveting, insider’s perspective on life in Iran’s capital city, Marzieh—a terminally ill actress—wearily relates her desperate quest for political asylum through a series of interviews with an unsympathetic government official. Beginning with details of her doomed relationship with an Iranian-born Australian and their plan to relocate to Adelaide, she recounts her struggle to work as an actress under Iran’s current regime, her hope for a future ultimately dashed by the devastating discovery of her illness, and her need to “escape” the only home she has ever known. Set against the backdrop of Tehran’s thriving arts culture, and framed through a series of artful and dramatic flashback sequences, poet-turned-filmmaker Granaz Moussavi boldly registers the trials of a modern woman struggling to flourish in Iran’s contemporary political climate.

Mark your calendars now to make sure you don't miss these rare gems.

Saturday JULY 28, 2012 – 7:00 PM
My Tehran For Sale - IRAN

Tuesday AUGUST 28, 2012 – 7:00 PM
My Time Will Come (Cuando Me Toque A Mi) - EQUADOR

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Nothing More (NADA +) - CUBA

Tuesday OCTOBER 30, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Ordinary People - SERBIA

Tuesday NOVEMBER 27, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Ocean Of An Old Man - INDIA

Wednesday DECEMBER 26, 2012 – 7:00 PM


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