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My Name is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns (Iran, 2013)

April 27, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema.”

My Name is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns (Iran, 2013)
Directed by Kamran Heidari.

Utterly unexpected and thoroughly charming, director Kamran Heidari’s debut documentary about an amateur filmmaker in southwestern Iran explodes preconceived notions and illuminates the universal power of popular culture. Since he was a teen, Negahdar Jamali has obsessively made low-budget westerns modeled on his idols John Ford and Sergio Leone in the arid plains surrounding his hometown of Shiraz. Ignored by the official film ministry and harangued by his long-suffering wife, Jamali perseveres with a dreamer’s passion.

Producer: Merdad Monavarian. With: Negahdar Jamali.

In Persian with English subtitles, 65 min.

In-Person: Kamran Heidari.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

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More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


April 27, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States