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An HBO Original " A Revolution on Canvas " now playing in NYC

An HBO Original " A Revolution on Canvas " now playing in NYC

 

THEATRICAL RELEASE DETAILS 

NEW YORK
Now Playing
Cinema Village


LOS ANGELES
Opens This Friday, December 8th
Laemmle Royal

SAN FRANCISCO

Opens This Friday, December 8th
Roxie Theater

An HBO Original " A Revolution on Canvas " now playing


Opens This Friday, December 8th
Laemmle Royal

SAN FRANCISCO

Opens This Friday, December 8th
Roxie Theater

 

 

An HBO OriginalA Revolution on Canvas had its world premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. It went on to win the 2023 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Brizzolara Foundation Award for Films of Conflict and Resolution; the 2023 Prescott Film Festival’s Best Documentary award; and the 2023 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s Best Documentary award. It was the opening night film at the 2023 Original Thinkers Festival, begins its international festival run at Sao Paulo International Film Festival (Mostra) this week, and will be the closing night film at the 2023 Port Jefferson Documentary Series later this fall.


Born in Iran but living in New York City, Nicky Nodjoumi traveled back to Iran to join the Islamic Revolution, making paintings and posters criticizing the Shah's regime. In 1980, the painter fled his home country following the vandalization of his solo exhibition, “Report on the Revolution,” and its subsequent shutdown by Islamic radicals at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Decades later, as Iran is once again embroiled in protests following the suppression and killing of Iranian women and activists at the hands of Iran’s “morality police”, the renowned artist and his daughter attempt to track down the missing paintings in hopes of reclaiming them. During the search, Sara, drawing on disarmingly frank conversations with both her father and mother, celebrated artist Nahid Hagigat, and grappling with complex feelings and mysteries tied to her own upbringing, traces a timeline of events to understand the circumstances that led to her homeland’s perpetual state of political turmoil and to her parents’ personal estrangement, echoing the treacherous path of many immigrant families caught in the crossfire of politics and life.

Equal parts introspective and investigative, filmmakers Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder expertly weave together the personal and political to tell a gripping political thriller that culminates in the soul searching of one family and a moving narrative about the power of art, sacrifice, and family bonds.

Featuring Nickzad “Nicky” Nodjoumi, Nahid Hagigat, Sara Nodjoumi. Written and Directed by Sara Nodjoumi & Till Schauder. Director of Photography Till Schauder  Producers Sara Nodjoumi & Till Schauder. Composer: Sussan Deyhim. Executive Producers Nancy Abraham, Sara Rodriguez, Lisa Heller. Produced by Partner Pictures. Presented by HBO Documentary Films.