Just after the Thanksgiving holiday, on Monday, Nov. 30, the "Comics on Screen" film series will present its final movie of the semester, Persepolis (2007). All are invited.
Persepolis is based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoir (2000-2003) about growing up during the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War. The book, an international sensation, is one of the most talked-about comics of the 21st century, and several CSUN teachers have used it in class.
The film, directed by Satrapi and fellow cartoonist Vincent Paronnaud, won a Cannes Festival jury prize and many other awards, and was nominated for an Oscar. It has been called one of the most unusual and daring animated films of our time.
Again, we invite you and your students to join us for a screening and discussion of this powerful and controversial film!
PS. I'll be guiding discussion that night, and I'd love to bring into the conversation others who have taught or studied Persepolis. Please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you'd like to be part of an informal (no script needed!) Q&A lasting, say, 20 minutes. Thanks!
Prof. Charles Hatfield
CSU Northridge Department of English