March 28, 2016 at Doc Films at the University of Chicago in Chicago.
Presented by Doc Films and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
$5/film, $30 quarterly pass (tickets.uchicago.edu, 773.702.ARTS).
More info: http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/dev/calendar/2016/spring/2016-spring-monday.shtml
CLOSE – UP (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
Close-Up focuses on the true story of Hossain Sabzian, a modest man arrested for impersonating his favorite filmmaker, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. In a masterful blend of fiction and nonfiction, the film re-enacts the events surrounding his trial with Sabzian and the family he conned, interspersing in real trial footage. The result is an intimate portrayal of a man’s self-discovery. Only through Kiarostami’s scrupulous lens does it demonstrate the power of art.
Runtime: 98 min; Format: 35mm