Reza Abdoh: Theatre Visionary
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Reza Abdoh: Theatre Visionary Adam Soch, US, 2015. 99 min Created by Reza Abdoh’s longtime video collaborator and archivist Adam Soch, this documentary builds a vivid portrait of Reza Abdoh through archival footage and recent interviews. Members of the Dar a Luz theater company chronicle the making of successive productions with Abdoh in Los Angeles, New York, and abroad. The film also features the artist’s family, evoking a childhood deeply altered by the history of Abdoh’s native Iran and an adult creative life in America, bearing the scars of the tumultuous 1980s—the decade of Reaganism, the end of the Cold War, and the AIDS epidemic that would eventually take his life. Reza Abdoh: Theatre Visionary is one of three films presented by Bidoun Projects in conjunction with Publishing As Practice: Bidoun funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. The evening will begin with the screening and conclude with a panel discussion with members of Bidoun.