Thursday, July 27, 2017

City of Asylum To Screen "Circumstance" a film from the Iranian underground

ReelQ & Silk Screen present: Circumstance

Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh

For free tickets, go to

Circumstance is a provocative coming-of-age story that explores the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture -- a counter-culture filled with sexual exploration, drugs and youthful rebellion. This suspenseful tale of love and generational clashes unfolds as a wealthy family struggles to contain their teenage daughter’s developing sexuality.

The Audience Award winner at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Maryam Keshavarz takes filmgoers inside a modern Iran rarely witnessed by outsiders: an exhilarating, invisible realm of illicit parties where young hipsters risk arrest, and their futures, as they experiment with sexuality, alcohol and defiance, all while trying to evade the authorities.

The film was subsequently banned in Iran and the director herself was barred from returning to Iran by the Iranian authorities.

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