Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Persepolis (the movie)

Thank you, Sony pictures, for bringing Marjane Satrapi's brilliant "Persepolis" to the United States. I had the pleasure of watching her autobiographical graphic novel brought to the cinema in an American multiplex! I wish that every American was able to see this excellent, informative, witty movie.

For those of you who do not know her story, Satrapi grew up in Teheran during the time of the Iranian revolution. She offers a candid, first-hand account of her experience of having her system of government change dramatically, and of a terrible war with a neighboring country -- something that Americans can only imagine. She tells the story with humor and insight. I hope that my show can be even halfway as truthful and moving as "Persepolis."