Open City Docs Fest: My Name is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns
Sunday, 22 June 2014 from 13:00 to 15:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
My Name is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns / Kamran Heidari / Iran / 2012 / 64’
Sun 22 June / 13:30 / Cinema Tent
A portrait of an amateur filmmaker who thinks big. The film follows Negahdar Jamali as he convinces his friends and neighbours to be the cast and crew of his new movie about cowboys and Indians that he is making in his home town in the province of Shiraz. Jamali has made several films, mostly Westerns, and also an Iranian version of Tarzan, in which he gets around the dress code by dressing Tarzan in a full length leopard costume. His passion and draining of finances alienates his wife but the film also provides an insight into male friendships, homosocial culture, and the influence of Americana, as Negahdar and his friends keep making their film against the odds.
Screening with the short film
Window Into Tehran / Iman Behrouzi / Iran / 16’ / 2013
A cinematic love letter to Tehran, this joyful film uses radical montage and evocative music in the best tradition of the city symphony film.
Presented in partnership with UKIFF and IMVBox
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Open City Docs Fest is a live festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. Every event is a 'live' event at Open City Docs Fest with filmmaker Q&As, film and subject panel discussions, live scores, comedy, theatre, guided documentary walks, live music, food, workshops for industry and public. It is where the filmmakers meet their audience.
The Festival is one of several projects run by Open City Docs, founded by Michael Stewart. Based at UCL,Open City Docs is where the next generation of filmmaker is nurtured and celebrated, delivering film screenings and live events, training programmes and projects throughout the year including , and . We also run screening events through the year called Open City Docs Specials.