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    "The Salesman" Screening

    Presented by at Douglass Theatre

    April 9, 2017

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    Sunday, April 9 at 2:00pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm
    The Salesman (Iran-France, drama-thriller. 125 minutes, in Persian with subtitles. Rated PG-13). Emad and his wife Rana move into a new apartment, one whose previous tenant left many of her belongings behind. She was a prostitute. One day, when Rana is home alone, showering, a strange man enters the apartment and assaults her. But she won’t tell Emad exactly what happens, which starts to gnaw on him as he tries to find the perpetrator and seek revenge. (The title refers to an amateur production of ‘Death of a Salesman,’ which Emad and Rana are rehearsing in the roles of Willy Loman and his wife, Linda.) This is by the writer director of the Macon Film Guild’s previous presentations, the Oscar-winning “A Separation” and “Fireworks Wednesday.” “One of the many reasons that Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time is that his spirit and technique infuse the work of so many other directors. He is, of course, the eternal god of anyone who has ever made a thriller. But he also hovers over those who could hardly be less ‘Hitchcockian.’ A perfect example is the masterly Iranian writer-director Asghar Faradi. Farhadi makes dramas of domestic discord that refuse to heighten anything they show you; they are steadfastly observant, unvarnished, specific and real. Yet when we watch a Farhadi film like ‘A Separation’ or ‘The Past,’ or his new one, ‘The Salesman,’ we’re seduced, almost by a kind of invisible reverse trickery, into a situation of clear-eyed naturalism, except that they also start to realize we’re caught in a gathering storm, and it has everything to do with the shifting interior sands of the people onscreen. We’re caught up in something that can only be called suspense, and it’s galvanizing, but the suspense hinges purely on what’s going on in the characters’ hearts and minds. …In ‘The Salesman,’ the psychology of vengeance is almost metaphysical in its complexity… That’s what makes the unfolding drama of ‘The Salesman’ so tense and devastating.” – Variety

    Douglass Theatre

    355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Macon, GA 31208

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    $5.00 General Admission 

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    Screenings at 2pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30 pm. Discussion follows the 4:30 screening.

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