Persepolis, kick-ass animated film directed by Iranian/French graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, is screening at Central Cinema as part of the ‘Awesome Movies Directed by Women’ series hosted by the Stranger’s Lindy West! Wow, that was a long sentence, but it had lots of good stuff in it.
It’s screening on Wednesday February 9th at 7PM at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave). There will be some short films shown before the feature made by girls in the Reel Grrls program (Reel Grrls is a kick-ass media literacy org for girls – they share the same building as Central Cinema – they truly are awesome, you should check them out), and it will be followed by an audience discussion led by Lindy West, the Stranger contributor and film critic. You can RSVP to the Facebook event here.
This is seriously one of my favorite films – case in point that animated films (and a feature to boot!) don’t have to be just for kids, or just funny, or just CG. Love you Marjane!