If you consider indie rock innocuous, try playing it in Iran. The country's government couldn't make it harder to be in a rock band, charming boy-girl harmonies or not. Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (A Time For Drunken Horses), a participant in the country's new wave, uses a clever dollop of fiction to craft a narrative [...]
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To be an independent woman in Iran, even in the less theocratic days of the 1950s, was more of a feat than even Beyoncé could imagine. Now Iran has hijabs and socially enforced modesty; under the Shahs women had slightly more say, but there was also the implicit expectation of marriage and submission. Shirin Neshat's [...]
*Variety reports that the late Jeff Buckley's songs are being worked into a rock-musical version of Romeo and Juliet called The Last Goodbye, set to hit theaters later this year. No word yet on whether the little-known, sparsely covered "Hallelujah" will make an appearance.
*In preparation for the forthcoming Academy Awards, Total Film posts the top [...]
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