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Maryam

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Maryam
Just Announced! Ramin Serry, 2000

Visiting Filmmakers

Today’s most engaging and inventive directors, producers, and film professionals join us to introduce their work and answer questions after most screenings.

Sat, June 1, 2002 7 PM

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.

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