UCLA Film & Television Archive presents: The House is Black / Brick and Mortar

Saturday, May 11, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

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Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime:

$9, general admission

Free to all UCLA students with valid ID

$8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



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Forough Farrokhzad was already one of Iran’s leading — and most controversial— contemporary poets when she started production on this short documentary about a leper colony in Tabriz with producer Ebrahim Golestan. Farrokhzad’s only film before her untimely death in 1967, The House is Black is a landmark work of lyrical power and humanity that helped launch the Iranian New Wave. 35mm, b/w, 20 min.

DIR/SCR: Forugh Farrokhzad.


Newly restored, writer-director Ebrahim Golestan’s Brick and Mirror takes its rightful place as a milestone of Iranian and international post-war cinema. Already a giant of Iranian letters, Golestan, in his first fiction feature, draws a sharp bead on the self-satisfaction and corruption of Tehran’s intellectual elite through the allegorical story of a taxi driver’s frantic search to find a home for a baby left in the backseat of his cab. DCP, b/w, 126 min.

DIR/SCR: Ebrahim Golestan. CAST: Zackaria Hashemi, Taji Ahmadi. 

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