High Falls Women in Film


Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | 7:30pm

Little Theatre 1
(240 East Avenue)

Doors at 7:00pm

Part of the High Falls “Awards Season” mini-series, highlighting Oscar-nominated female filmmakers.

Monday, March 6“Seven Beauties” (Linda Wertmuller became the first woman nominated for Best Director)
Wednesday, March 22“Persepolis” (Marjane Satrapi became the first woman nominated for Best Animated Feature)
Wednesday, April 5“The Hurt Locker” (Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to WIN Best Director.)


Marjane Satrapi’s animated film, based on her graphic novel, follows a girl as she comes of age during the Iranian Revolution. Nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar.

In 1970s Iran, Marjane ‘Marji’ Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.

1 hr 36 mins | Animation/Drama/Biography | 2007 | France/USA | French, Persian, German, English, with English subtitles 
Rated PG-13

Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud


About the series

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High Falls Women in Film

The High Falls Women in Film Series focuses on storytelling from a women’s perspective, mixing emerging and established female talent behind — and in front of — the lens, and highlighting films from a variety of genres and styles. Read more