Film

Shirin Neshat: Women Without Men

When: Thu., Sept. 9, 7 p.m., Fri., Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. and Tue., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. 2010

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The first feature-length film from visual artist Shirin Neshat frames itself as a look at 1953 Iran in the wake of a British- and American-backed coup. As it weaves together the stories of five women, its effect becomes more visceral than historical. In one of the scenes, a woman is seen prostituting herself; there’s literally no man in the frame as she creaks detachedly back and forth on the bed. Visual marvels proliferate as the story becomes more human, more universal: nobody’s ever lived history through more than a single, flawed, sometimes alienated point of view. SK

Price: $8-9

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