In solidarity with the women of Iran, The Polygon is pleased to present Woman, Life, Liberty: Feminist Cinema from Iran. Taking place every Thursday evening during the month of November, come and enjoy some of the greatest Iranian films ever made. All film screenings begin at 7pm.
Admission is by donation.
Offside follows a handful of women who have separately dressed in disguise and snuck into a critical soccer match between Iran and Bahrain, where women aren’t allowed. Rounded up fairly quickly, they’re kept in a holding pen on one of the stadium’s outer ramps where three soldiers keep guard. The film was partially shot during the actual game it depicts, and offers blatant critique of Iran’s patriarchal society. Banned in Iran.