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'The Iran Job' to screen April 2 at Movies at Midway

Mar 25, 2014
Source: www.theiranjob.com "The Iran Job" is an acclaimed documentary which follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard's experiences in Iran from his introduction to the friendliness of its people to the political turmoil and suppression of the Green Movement.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library and Movies at Midway present “The Iran Job” as April’s film for the Around the World series of critically acclaimed, international, independent films. The spellbinding and timely documentary will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. The generosity of Movies at Midway enables admission to this film series to be free and open to the public.

When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything from politics to religion to gender roles.

Kevin's season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran's reformist Green Movement - a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes continuing to unfold across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring. Directed by Till Schauder.

For more information, go to www.rehobothfilm.com, call the film society at 302-645-9095, Ext. 1, or call the Lewes Public Library at 302-645-2733.

The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts, and providing education and cultural enrichment for the community.The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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