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March 11 Film Insider Series: A Simple Wedding

Exclusive Screening of
A SIMPLE WEDDING with Post-Screening Discussion with Director Sara Zandieh

Synopsis: A young Iranian-American woman goes to great lengths to appease her parents and their need to see her settled down.

Cast: Tara Grammy, Christopher O’Shea, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rita Wilson

Directed: Sara Zandieh


Wednesday, March 11, 2020
5:30 Cocktail Party
6:30 Screening & Discussion with Director Sara Zandieh
8:30 Post-Reception

Cocktail party will feature bites from Season’s 52, Eureka!, Great Maple, Platter & Honey. Complimentary wine and beer by Stella Artois. The post-screening reception will include champagne and desserts by The Cravory.


VIP Member Pass holders, Film Insider Series Pass holders and Patron Circle Members will receive their exclusive invitation via email. Please RSVP quickly as this screening will be full.

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Sara Zandieh – DIRECTOR

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About Sara Zandieh:

Sara Zandieh is an Iranian-American filmmaker whose 2010 short film, The Pool Party, won a Jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened at festivals worldwide.  Her next short, Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall, starring Max Jobrani, premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and won the Focus Features Best Film Award at the Columbia University Film Festival.  She recently directed an episode of MTV’s critically acclaimed documentary series, Rebel Music.  Sara holds an MFA in film directing from Columbia University’s School of Arts, is a recipient of the Fulbright Grant for filmmaking, the La Femis director’s workshop, and a MacDowell Colony fellowship.  Her newest feature film, A Simple Wedding, a romantic comedy starring Rita Wilson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tara Grammy, and Christopher O’Shea will soon be in theaters.

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