Global Lens Preview: Modest Reception

Do you like to think of yourself as “cultured?” Time to put your money where your mouth is.

The Texas Tech College of Media and Communication is hosting a weekly series of free films selected from across the globe in an effort to broaden students’ understanding of different cultures through the universal language of cinema. One film will be screened each Thursday in the College of Media and Communication building and panel discussions will take place following the screenings with faculty and individuals connected to the culture of the film in some form or fashion.

The series is presented in association with the Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, the Texas Tech Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, and Dr. Jimmie L. Reeves and Kathryn Quilliam Reeves.

Here is the synopsis for this week’s film, “Modest Reception,” pulled from the Global Film Initiative website:

“Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy, but fascinating to watch, as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud or indifferent. Will they push things too far? Are they losing sight of their mission? What exactly is their mission? Led by riveting performances from Taraneh Alidoosti and writer-director Mani Haghighi, this bold comedy-drama unfurls with unexpected force amid subtle themes of power, privilege and corruption.

Curious for more information? Visit the Global Film Initiative website HERE or contact Dr. Robert Peaslee in the College of Media and Communication at robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.

 

Catch “Modest Reception” tonight, Thursday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in room 083 of the Media and Communication building.
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