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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Iran

No One Knows About Persian Cats

Eye- and ear-opening documentary/feature film


Documentary

Stephen Carradini
Did you know there are about 2,000 rock bands in Tehran, Iran? Me neither.
 
Friday, April 1, 2011

Let it Wride

From Iran to Oklahoma, The Wriders spout hip-hop that’s not only positive, but Persian.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Nima Tajbakhsh and Arash Motian didn’t have a particular American dream in mind when they made the move from Tehran, Iran, to Oklahoma City as teenagers in 2001.
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Separation

The Oscar-winning film is a harrowing test in an exercise of how things can get worse.


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Most global news surrounding Iran concerns its nuclear capabilities and its nutjob leader, but fans of international cinema know there is much more to the Asian republic.
 
Thursday, March 1, 2012

No war with Iran


Letters to the Editor

Mary Francis
Hawks in the U.S. and Israel believe military action against Iran is justified because Iran enriches uranium for its nuclear power plants and medical uses. This enrichment activity is entirely legal under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT. Nevertheless, hawks characterize this as a “nuclear weapons capability” and insist that it must cease, or be stopped by force.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Argo

As a director, Ben Affleck ratchets up the tension in this fact-based thriller.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Generating suspense from a story that is a matter of historical record is no easy thing. That was the primary challenge facing Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio, the director-star and writer, respectively, of Argo, a thriller inspired by a real-life covert operation that helped rescue six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. It's a testament to the skills of the filmmakers that Argo delivers a deluge of suspense even when its ending is never in doubt.
 
Monday, October 15, 2012

Argo

2012's presumed Best Picture winner hits home video.


Thriller

Phil Bacharach
Generating suspense from a story that is a matter of historical record is no easy thing. That was the primary challenge facing Ben Affleck and Chris Terrio, the director-star and writer, respectively, of Argo, a thriller inspired by a real-life covert operation that helped rescue six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.
 
Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Past

The Past, an explosive tale of relationships in crisis, is another triumph for Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi


Drama

Phil Bacharach
Asghar Farhadi burst on the international stage with 2011’s Oscar-winning A Separation, but he was making great movies in his native Iran well before the world took notice. It’s not surprising, then, that the director is no fly-by-night talent. His latest, The Past, is another brutally effective exploration of domestic crisis.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
 
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