Roger Ebert Lecture: Iranian Cinema

3-4:30 p.m.

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana
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Kaveh AskariThe Roger Ebert Lecture, "Provenance, Fakes, and Feuds: Building Expertise around Transnational Genre in 1960s Iran," will be presented by Kaveh Askari, an associate professor and director of film studies at Michigan State University. 

Kaveh Askari’s research and teaching focus on cinema and media history in a global context. Special areas of interest include art cinema, media circulation, film and the other arts, and cinemas of the Middle East.

Askari is the author of Relaying Cinema in Midcentury Iran: Material Cultures in Transit, which won the 2023 Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. He also wrote Making Movies into Art: Picture Craft from the Magic Lantern to Early Hollywood (2014) and is the co-editor of several volumes including a special issue of Film History titled "South by South/West Asia: Transregional Histories of Middle East--South Asia Cinemas" (2021) and "Performing New Media, 1890-1915" (2014).

View screening details on Thursday, October 26.

Presented by the Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies.