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Before The Revolution

About the Film

For a certain group of Israelis in the 1960s and ‘70s, Tehran, Iran was a utopia. Enjoying close relations with the Shah’s regime, their paradise was built on construction contracts, weapons sales, and oil. Then the Iranian Revolution arrived. In what begins as a nostalgic quest to understand his family’s glory days, Dan Shadur’s tale becomes a thrilling documentary filled with rare home footage and interviews revealing a new perspective on the 1979 overthrow. BEFORE THE REVOLUTION reminds us that memory can be deceptive and, in a world of constantly shifting political dynamics, often manipulated.

About the Director

A graduate of the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University, Dan Shadur was a writer and editor in some of the main newspapers in Israel, before shifting into film and TV production. Shadur was the founder and chief editor of the cultural section of Globes, Israel's leading financial newspaper, and founder of Shadurian Publisher's, a publishing house for cutting edge literature from Israeli and international writers. In the last couple of years he made a few shorts, video clips, and various works for TV, including a 30 minutes fiction film SUNBURN.

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Film Information

Dates 10/12, 6:45pm
10/13, 11:00am
Ticket Prices Regular - $15.00
Senior - $13.00
(+ 65 yrs)
Children - $8.00
(12 yrs & under)
Type Documentary Feature
Preceded By (Short) I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked (9 min)  
Length 60 min (69 min with short)
Year 2013
Language Hebrew
Country Israel
Original Title Lifnei Hamahapecha
Premiere East Coast Premiere
Links Official Website

Creative Team

Director   Dan Shadur
Screenwriter   n/a
Producer   Barak Heymann

Location Information

Date 10/12, 6:45pm
Venue Regal East Hampton Cinema UA 5
Address 30 Main Street, East Hampton, NY  11937
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Date 10/13, 11:00am
Venue Regal East Hampton Cinema UA 5
Address 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY  11963
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