We are proud to partner with Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute to celebrate and explore Persian society, culture, and history through film. These award-winning features highlight the breadth of contemporary Iranian cinema and includes two recent films starring Leila Hatami, who achieved international recognition for her role in 2012 Oscar winner A Separation.
Special thanks: Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, President, and the Staff of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute; Mohammad Atebbai, Iranian Independents; Jeannette Hereniko, Alexander Street Press; Carol Khewhok, Shangri La Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Maryam Naghibi, Soureh Cinema Org; Tom Vick, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution.
Opening-night reception: Sept 6, 6-7:30pm
Enjoy delicious Persian-inspired dishes with a glass of Shiraz wine, beer or soda in the museum’s Luce Pavilion Courtyard. Screening of A Cube of Sugar | Ye Habe Ghand at 7:30pm. $35, $30 MM
Opening-night menu created by chef Sean Priester in collaboration with Kan Zaman:
• Beef kofta made with yellow split peas and rice in a saffron tomato sauce with caramelized onion and golden raisins
• Saffron chicken with lemon and parsley served with basmati rice, fava beans, dill and tah dig (crispy rice)
• Cucumber tomato salad
• Pita bread
• Yogurt & spinach dip
• Sharbat-e limoo (a sweet and refreshing lemon-infused drink)