The 2007 CinemaEast film festival, which features quite a few contemporary Iranian movies, is happening right now in New York City at my favorite theater, the IFC Center. The festival ends November 15, so catch what you can this week.
I highly recommend “Tehran Has No More Pomegranates” (Tehran Anar Nadarad), by Massoud Bakhshi; it’s a really sophisticated, satirical faux documentary (you have to see it to get it) and tonight’s showing features a Q&A with him. See the full schedule and list of films for more. (And while you’re at the IFC, be sure to visit the basement bathrooms… they’re easily the most beautiful public restrooms in the entire city.)