Session 15
Monday, April 16, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 St. Boston
MOSSADEGH                         Running time: 23 min

Iran. 1959. It is six years after the CIA orchestrated coup
that overthrew democratic Prime Minister Mohammad
Mossadegh from power. Now living under house arrest and
suffering from a life-threatening condition, Mossadegh
must decide whether or not to trust a brilliant American
physician that is sent to treat him.

Director: Roozbeh Dadvand
Writers: Nathaniel C. Leonard and Roozbeh Dadvand
Producers: Grace K. Lee, Marina Davis, and Amber Beard
Cast: David Diaan, Bobby Naderi, Dominic Rains, Sam R.
Ross, Gary P. Stein Jr., and Naz Deravian
Country: United States


THE BLACK TULIP                 Running time: 120 min

After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001,
the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by
opening a restaurant called 'The Poet's Corner,' with an
open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read
poetry and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to
be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their lifestyle when
encountering very real threats from lingering factions of
the Taliban. 'Black Tulip' is a modern portrait of
Afghanistan that captures the current plight and resilience
of its people. Cole decided to make the film in hopes of
giving voice to the voiceless people of her home country
by telling a story through the eyes of an everyday Afghan
family who remains hopeful despite constant struggle and

Director Sonia Cole
Writers: Sonia Cole and David Michael O'Neill
Producers: Sonia Cole and Chris Cole
Cast: Sonia Cole
Country: Afghanistan
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