Saturday, September 24, 2016

Choreographer and open queer agitator Mark Morris introduced the Saturday, Sept 24th screening of Abbas Kiarostami's "Through the Olive Trees" at BAMPFA and he was very entertaining, literally all over the world atlas and cultural map.

I met him before he took to the podium at the Barbro Osher Theater and a friend of his snapped this pic of us. Morris was charming. I mentioned plans to see two of the other films he's selected in the "Cinema Mon Amour" series, "The Wishing Tree" and "Ashik Kerib" later this month.

This was my second time seeing this Kiarostami film and it held up well. Good to watch the Iranian dramedy unfold with a packed house. Another well-spent cinematic evening spent at the Pacific Film Archive.

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