Monday, June 29, 2009

The Stoning of Soraya

Dear friends,

This Friday the film "The Stoning of Soraya" will open in selected cities around the country. Given the current events in Iran this film is not only timely but we understand very moving and compelling. We wanted to make sure our members in selected states were aware of the film and, if there is a showing anywhere near you, we urge you to take it in this weekend. (Click here to open a PDF image with a list of the cities and theaters).



Release Date: NY/LA - June 26, 2009
Distributor: Roadside Attractions and MPower Pictures
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Co-writers: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh and Cyrus Nowrasteh
Produced by: Stephen McEveety, John Shepherd
Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash

THE STONING OF SORAYA M. is the heart-rending film based on the International best-selling book by French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam which stars Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG), Jim Caviezel (DÉJÀ VU, THE THIN RED LINE) and Mozhan Marnò (CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR) as Soraya. The film was the runner up for the Audience Award at the Toronto 2008 Film Festival, with SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE taking first place. It is a film that dramatizes with unflinching power the suffering endured by one Islamic woman in the name of religious custom and the heroism of another woman who was determined to share her story with the world. The Stoning of Soraya M. unmasks the cruelty of an Iranian husband who sought to get rid of his wife, and the hypocrisy of the mullahs who colluded with him. It builds to a climax that breaks the heart and expands viewer understanding, delivering a film that is as riveting as it is unforgettable. Shohreh Aghdashloo gives an Oscar-worthy performance as the woman of courage who bore witness to The Stoning of Soraya M. Opening in select markets on June 26.




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