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Cinematheque presents CIRCUMSTANCE

Cinematheque Fall 2013

Surveillance series

Opening film


Date: 9/4/13 Location: 169 Crawford Hall Time: 6 P.M

The film will be presented by Kelsey Cameron, 2nd year Film Studies Ph.D.

A note on the film: Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Circumstance (2011) is a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture filled with sex, drugs and defiance. From newcomer Maryam Keshavarz, this suspenseful tale of love and defiance unfolds as a wealthy family struggles to contain their teenage daughter’s growing sexual rebellion and her brother’s dangerous obsession. Issues of surveillance saturate the film, from the narrative centrality of the security camera to the police intervention that nearly shut down its filming. (From