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The Runner

Amir Naderi’s The Runner Returns For Encores This Weekend

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Enjoy special encore screenings of a 4K restoration of the 1984 film The Runner!

Perhaps the first major post-Iranian Revolution films to attract worldwide attention, The Runner set the tone for many of the films which followed: realism, child’s eye perspective of the world, innocence, gentleness, a setting in poor neighborhoods, exposing great disparities in wealth, resting much of the film on the shoulders of one young actor, using children’s lives as analogies for (or explicit expositions of) the problems of the adult world.

The Runner was named #12 in a list of “The 25 Greatest Child Performances in Cinema History” on the film site Taste of Cinema. The Los Angeles Times called it “the greatest performance ever given by a child.”

The Runner screens starting Saturday, April 8th.
Saturday, Apr 8 – 2:30pm
Sunday, Apr 9 – 2:30pm


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