Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre
Taxi2015. Iran. 82 min.
Director: Jafar Panahi
Internationally acclaimed director Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran in this playful yet profound musing on the intersection of life and art. Picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day, Panahi interviews each man, woman, and child to capture their candid perspectives on the world and spark provocative discussions of Iranian social customs and values. His camera, placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio, illustrates a spirited slice of Iranian society while also brilliantly redefining the borders of comedy, drama, and cinema. Introduction by Farzaneh Milani (U.Va.)