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PrintInternational Arthouse Series


  1. Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:30 p.m.
  2. Friday, September 30, 2011 9:30 p.m.
  3. Saturday, October 1, 2011 9:30 p.m.
  4. Saturday, October 1, 2011 6:30 p.m.

A suspenseful tale of love and family upended by obsession and suspicion, Circumstance is also a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture, where a young woman's most electrifying passions can become the most dangerous of secrets. The Audience Award winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Maryam Keshavarz's debut feature boldly takes filmgoers inside a modern Iran rarely witnessed by outsiders: an exhilarating, invisible realm of illicit nightclubs where young hipsters risk arrest, and their futures, as they experiment with sex, drugs, and defiance, all while trying to evade the authorities. (35mm. Persian language with English subtitles.)

This film is co-sponsored by GLBT Student Support Services at IU.