No Date No Signature

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Vahid Jalilvand | Iran | Farsi w/ English Subtitles | 104 min | Narrative  

A seemingly minor traffic collision has far-reaching consequences in this story of a well-meaning medical examiner haunted by the death of a child he might have prevented. As the story unfolds, his fate becomes inextricably bound up with that of the grieving family. Premiering to acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, No Date No Signature is an intelligent, compelling portrait of guilt and grief anchored by brilliantly understated performances.

“Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted! The film is a visual pleasure.”– Hollywood Reporter

Dr. Jamsheed Akrami is a scholar of Iranian cinema. A former editor of Iranian film magazines, he has published extensively, presented numerous lectures, curated film series, and produced a number of films, including the feature-length documentaries The Lost Cinema, on political filmmaking under the Shah, and Friendly Persuasion, on Iranian cinema after the 1979 revolution. The films were screened in international film festivals and enjoyed theatrical runs and television screenings in US and Canada.  A Cinema of Discontent completes Jamsheed Akrami’s trilogy on Iranian cinema.

Mr. Akrami is a film professor at William Paterson University, where he teaches Film as a MediumFilm as Crosscultural Communication, and Film and Civic Engagement.  He was also a visiting professor of film at Columbia University for several years.


Friendly Persuasion (2000)

Kiarostami 101 (short, 2001)

A Walk with Kiarostami (short, 2003)

The Lost Cinema (2007)

A Cinema of Discontent (2013)