Deckchair Cinema: Persepolis


Music by Niña Mendoza begins at 7pm

Film starts at 9:15pm

Other Deckchair Cinema Dates
June 23 – Carts of Darkness
June 30 – Cleo from 5 to 7
July 14 – Smoke Signals
July 21 – Enter the Dragon
July 28 – Hairspray (1988)
August 4 – Summer of Soul
August 11 – Paprika

“Full of warmth and surprise, alive with humour and a fierce independence of spirit.” - New York Times

Based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.

Persepolis
Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Length 96 Minutes
2007
Rated PG for coarse language and violence

About Deckchair Cinema
The Polygon is pleased to present Deckchair Cinema. Always by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group, you are invited to enjoy classic films under the stars on Cates Deck out front of the Gallery. Attendees can make themselves comfortable by bringing their own blankets or low chairs. Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A concession stand at The Gallery will offer tasty snacks and off-sale beverages from local wineries and breweries to enjoy al fresco on the publicly licensed deck. Films start at sundown, music courtesy of some of the city’s best DJs begins at 7pm each Thursday. Your donation also includes admission to the gallery to see our summer exhibition Ghosts of the Machine.