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‘Persepolis’

Join us for this Oscar nominated animated film on the large screen at Ivywild. Full bar and fresh popcorn available.

Brought to you by Ivywild School and Independent Film Society of Colorado.

Persepolis (2007, PG-13):

A fascinating and wholly unexpected take on Iran's Islamic revolution beginning in the 1970s, Persepolis is an enthralling, animated feature about a spirited young woman who spends her life trying to deal with the consequences of her nation's history.

Based on an autobiographical comic book by Marjane Satrapi, the story concerns Marji (voiced as a teenager and woman by Chiara Mastroianni), whose natural fire and precociousness are slowly dampened by the rise of religious extremists.

Marji grieves over the imprisonment and execution of a beloved uncle, then begrudgingly adapts to ever-tightening rules about dress, social mores, education for women, and expectations about marriage and divorce.

Along the way, her grandmother (Danielle Darrieux) and mother (Catherine Deneuve) help keep Marji grounded during her rebellious teens and encourage her to find life beyond Iran's borders, a decision that proves both a blessing and curse.

A unique window onto a crucial chapter of 20th century history, Persepolis is graphically engaging with its black-and-white, bold lines and feeling of repressed energy, fit to burst.

The emotional content is so strong that after awhile, one almost forgets the film is a cartoon. Satrapi co-wrote the screenplay and co-directed the film along with animator Vincent Paronnaud.-Tom Keogh

Nominated for an Oscar and 54 other film nominations!

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  • 1604 S. Cascade Ave
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Location: Ivywild School
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Phone: (719) 368-6100
  • Admission: Free Donations are accepted.
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