In preparation for filmmaker Caveh Zahedi’s visit to Colby College on Monday Sept. 23rd, we’ll screen two of his earlier films:
The World is a Classroom (2001) 14 mins.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Caveh begins (reluctantly) to teach his filmmaking class at the San Francisco Art Institute. Not all of the students accept Caveh’s approach to the course and a battle of wills unfolds. The film was once described as “an allegory about the Bush and Bin Laden in each of us.”
I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (1994) 74 mins.
Caveh takes a road trip to Las Vegas with his father, his 16-year-old half brother, and a small film crew in the hopes of proving that God exists. His premise: if God exists, then He will provide the necessary events to ensure a successful film. Trusting in God’s benevolence, Caveh simply begins filming.
Caveh Zahedi’s often autobiographical films explore important issues (love, sex, family, political repression) as experienced on a personal level. He is perhaps best known for his autobiographical film I Am a Sex Addict (2006) and his current film The Sheik and I (2013) – a movie that has battled and overcome censorship.
Doors: 6:30 pm, Films: 7:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Colby Cinema Studies and the Department of Art, The Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Colby College Museum of Art