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28 August 2022: A House Is not a Home: Wright or Wrong


A House Is not a Home: Wright or Wrong
Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, 2020, 73 min

Introduced by Ehsan Khoshbakht 

“This intimate saga links the filmmaker’s long-lost family home in Tehran, a historic Frank Lloyd Wright house in Alabama, and the formative years of renowned film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum, son of a family of movie-theatre owners, grew up in the Wright house, now a museum. Documenting the home over a period of years, Saeed-Vafa finds parallels between Wright’s design eccentricities and the twisting course of dysfunctional family histories.” – Barbara Scharres

Never on Sunday is a series of screenings of rare classics, archive masterpieces, obscure delights and forgotten gems carefully curated and introduced by Ehsan Khoshbakht and taking place the last Sunday of each month at Close-Up.