For as little as $2.50 with a student ID, or $5 without one, you can watch award-winning independent films at Thursday at the Theatre, sponsored by the AWC Foundation, in Yuma's Historic Art Theatre on Main Street.
The evening event begins at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 pm so that film viewers will have time to purchase $2 bags of popcorn, $2 sodas and find a good seat. Before the feature film, AWC Professor Michael Miller gives an introduction and any disclaimers, and an award-winning short film is shown.
After both films, interested viewers are welcome to stay and join Professor Miller's film class to discuss and critique the films.
June 5, 2014 - THE IRAN JOB
Canada/ 2012 / ENGLISH & PERSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / 90 MIN
When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin's season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran's reformist Green Movement - a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.
DIRECTOR AND CAST
Director: Till Schauder
Starring: Kevin Sheppard
GENRES: Adolescence/Coming of Age, Comedy, and French Language
High School Appropriate
All films start at 7:00pm, located in the Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 Main Street, downtown Yuma
$5 admission ($2.50 for AWC/NAU students with ID) includes a short film, hosted discussion
Sponsored by KAWC Colorado River Public Media, AWC/NAU Academic Library, the Yuma Art Center