Just got back from MFAH to see a movie and crash a wedding

So I went to MFAH to check out a movie called Killing Mad Dogs (also called “Sagkoshi”) and stumbled into Tony Sanchez’s son’s wedding. Tony may have been a conservative democrat, but he sure knows how to bankroll a party! At least three Rolls Royce’s were parked out front (none of them were rental and none of them were mine) and the decorations inside the main museum area were incredibly gorgeous. The flower arrangements were MASSIVE, only dwarfed by the live band plus small orchestra set up in the room.

I wandered around for a few seconds and was promptly approached by a security guard and two MFAH security people. I had to act stooped (very easy for me) and pretend I didn’t know where the MFAH movie theater was located. After which, I was verbally booted out of the upstairs area and directed downstairs to the basement. When it comes to causing problems, I have no self-control.

The movie was awesome. No, wait… it was awesome! Much better than that Sanchez/Jacobs wedding that was going on upstairs. I was so engrossed in the film, that I didn’t realize that the people sitting in front of me had left the movie early.

The film was shown as part of MFAH’s 13th annual Iranian Film Festival… which makes for an interesting paradox considering Iran’s current nuclear standoff with the rest of the world.

About the movie:
After a break of almost ten years, veteran director Bahram Beyzaie returns with a riveting suspense thriller.

The story is set just after the Iran-Iraq War and is about a woman named Golrokh (Mojdeh Shamsai), whose writing is banned in Iran and (thus) receives royalties for NOT writing, struggling to get her unfaithful husband out of prison.

After a lengthy stay in the country-side, Golrokh returns to Tehran, where her husband – whom she had left because she suspected infidelity – needs her help. His business partner has run off with a large sum of money and left him to take the blame. The only way to get her husband out of jail is to “buy back” the debt, a task that Golrokh takes on as her own.

What ensues is a journey that takes her to remote barns, dark cellars and misty building sites, where her quick wit and nerves of steel become her greatest assets.

About my post-movie food consumption:
After the movie, I stopped at House of Pies for waffles. No big story here… just thought I would mention the excellent waffles at House of Pies.

2 Comments so far

  1. vance (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2006 @ 8:39 am

    whodid you go with?


  2. Governor (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

    Alas ~ I went alone. I tried asking the lady at Half-Priced Books if she would marry me… or at least go to a movie with me. She turned me down on both counts.



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