Ramin Serry, 2000
Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.
Iranian-American director Ramin Serry visits the Wexner Center tonight to introduce his first feature film, Maryam.
"Timely in a way its maker could never have anticipated."--Los Angeles Times
Set in suburban New Jersey in 1979, just as the American hostage crisis in Iran unfolds, the film follows Mary, an Iranian-American teenager whose life is transformed when her fundamentalist Muslim cousin Ali comes to live with her family. As they experience anti-Iranian backlash, Mary is forced to examine her unique, culturally divided identity. (90 mins.)
Presented by the Wexner Center and the Iranian Cultural Association.
Special thanks to Akbar Mahdi.
$5 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2001-02 film/video season is provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
International films presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.