24 FRAMES – Abbas Kiarostami’s Final Film (April 27 – May 3)

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24 FRAMES – Abbas Kiarostami’s Final Film (April 27 – May 3)

April 27, 2018
April 28, 2018
April 29, 2018
April 30, 2018
May 1, 2018
May 2, 2018
May 3, 2018

Abbas Kiarostami’s (CLOSE-UP, TASTE OF CHERRY) last film is a beautiful experiment that explores  the relationship between his sensibilities as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer. In this wordless project, Kiarostami takes 24 still images and digitally alters them, creating animated vignettes that study movement, perception, and time.

 

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.


Critic Quotes:

“Kiarostami represents the highest level of artistry in the cinema.” —Martin Scorsese

“24 Frames immediately communicates the power of the theater experience, in the way that so many of Kiarostami’s movies can.” – The Atlantic

“In the seconds and minutes around the taking of a photograph, Kiarostami reminds us, the world changes, but mostly in increments.” – NPR

 

 

Runtime: 114  minutes

Rating: UR

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Language: N/A

 

Showtimes:

Friday, April 27: 11:00AM, 3:40

Saturday, April 28: 1:20, 6:00, 10:30

Sunday, April 29: 1:00, 5:40, 10:20

Monday, April 30: 11:00AM, 3:40, 8:20

Tuesday, May 1: 1:20, 6:00, 10:30

Wednesday, May 2: 11:00AM, 3:40, 8:20

Thursday, May 3: 1:20, 6:00, 10:30

 

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