CIR Special Event – Dinner and a Movie



Film: My Tehran For Sale

Location: EPAZOTE, 416 Agua Fria

Cost: Complete Evening – Dinner and Film: $35

Film Only Admission: $15

Reserve by April 6 – Limited Seating Available!!!

Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m.

Dinner Begins 5:30 p.m.

Movie Begins: 6:30 p.m.

Post-screening Discussion: 7:30 p.m.

EPAZOTE: inspired new world healthy cuisine from Chef

Fernando Olea’s native Mexico. Chef Olea’s diverse experience and his love of food and respect for all palates has led to the creation of elegant and tasteful dishes representing Mexico’s contribution to the culinary world–exotic and sublime such as his cultiacoche and his acclaimed moles. Come prepared for a culinary treat and a Wow experience! The building was an extension of the Sanctuario de Guadalupe church serving as a Dominican convent and school.


Marzieh (Marzieh Vefamehr) is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and she is forced to lead a secret life to express herself artistically. She is offered a way out of her country to Australia and to live without fear. She has to sell all of her possessions to pay for an escape route. But even then fate puts hurdles in her path when she is held in detention in Australia. This is not an individual cry for freedom or a sole victim’s story but a story of desperation for freedom and its denial. Ms. Vefamehr was sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in this movie. The film was shot in Tehran and is critical of the Islamic republic’s hard line anti-secular oppressive policies.