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Film Field Trip: Sperm Whale (Nahang-E Anbar)

We are scheduling a field trip for both Persian Flagship and Capstone students to see a special screening of the 2015 hit Iranian comedy “Sperm Whale” (نهنگ عنبر ) on Sunday, October 11th. You can watch the trailer here:

After the film, Arash and Ruzbeh will lead a discussion about the film over dinner at the Georgetown Moby Dick’s restaurant.

Sunday Itinerary

Below is the itinerary for the trip. If you are planning to travel with the group, you should plan to be at the College Park metro at 1:15pm. If you plan to meet the group at the theater in Georgetown that is fine, but please email me to confirm this ahead of time so the group doesn’t wait for you at the metro.

1:15pm – Meet at College Park Metro Station

2:15pm – Walk from Foggy Bottom Metro Station to AMC Loews in Georgetown (3111 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007)

**Please email me if you plan to meet the group at the movie theater at 2:30pm

3:00pm – Screening of “Sperm Whale” (نهنگ عنبر ) – shown in Persian with English subtitles

5:00pm – Walk to Moby Dick’s in Georgetown (1070 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007)

5:05pm-6:00pm – Dinner discussion at Moby’s

Please let Hilary know if you have any questions about this field trip. Enjoy the film!

Get ready for the Iranian COMEDY OF THE YEAR!

Here is the Box Office Hit of Iranian cinema in 2015 which is still selling strongly after three months in the cinemas of Iran. It has already broken the record of City Of Mice 2 comparing the number of screenings it has had in Iran. 

کمدی سال ایران ، نهنگ عنبر‌، با حضور رضا عطاران، مهناز افشار و ویشکا آسایش.
کارگردان:‌ سامان مقدم

A film by Saman Moghadam ( director of Max & Cafe Setareh) and starring Reza Attaran, Mahnaz Afshar & Vishka Asayesh.

اکران فیلم "نهنگ عنبر" ساخته سامان مقدم

نهنگ عنبر در حال حاضر با فروشی بالغ بر ۷ میلیارد تومان پرفروش ترین فیلم سینمای ایران در سال ۱۳۹۴ به شمار می رود. سامان مقدم (کارگردان فیلم مکس) با بهره گیری از دو بازیگر توانا سینما ایران، رضا عطاران ، مهناز افشار و با پرداختی توانمند به داستانی که ۵۰ سال از دوره معاصر ایران را شامل میشود، ساعاتی شاد را برای مخاطبانش فراهم می کند. 

Arjang (Reza Attaran), who was born before the revolution in Iran, has been in love with his childhood sweetheart, Roya (Mahnaz Afshar), for the past 40 years. Roya, however, has brought him nothing but trouble. Now 50, and having experienced a revolution, a war, a divorce and both poverty and wealth, Arjang finds himself still in love with Roya.

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