“A provocative and hilarious cross-cultural investigation.”
— Jonathan Rosenbaum
“Jerry & Me is a love letter to cinema”
— Chicago Journal
Jerry & Me will be shown at the 33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, July 25th-August 12th 2013.
DVD: $295.00 — DVD with DSL $495.00 – This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.
Description: Iranian filmmaker Mehrnaz Saeedvafa examines questions of identity utilizing a surprising metaphor: the comedies of Jerry Lewis. While a young girl in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Saeedvafa was fascinated by the spastic Jewish funnyman who was often dubbed into Farsi. Years later, she reconsiders all things Jerry in the light of an uncomfortable personal encounter.
Additional Information: Mehrnaz Saeedvafa is an Iranian American filmmaker who has made number of short films. She is also a film professor at the Film &Video Department of Columbia College Chicago. Mehrnaz has written extensively on Iranian cinema. Her book on Abbas Kiarostamico-written with Jonathan Rosenbaum was published in 2003. She has been the artistic consultant of the Annual Festival of Films from Iran at Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago since 1989.