Persepolis to open “Insight into Iran” film series

The film  Persepolis is to be screened on Saturday evening, December 15th at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:45 to start the  “Insight into Iran” Winter Movie Series of Temple Shalom of Milton, co-sponsored this year by the First Congregational Church and First Parish Church, and the public is invited. The film will be screened in Huntington Hall of the First Congregational Church, 495 Canton Avenue, with entry at the rear door.

Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken Marjane that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power. The film follows her as she leaves for school in Europe, returns to a tyrannical Iran where she speaks out against the hypocrisy she witnesses, eventually making the heartbreaking decision to leave her homeland again. It is a multi-award-winning animated film in French with subtitles.

The donation for admission is $3.00 per person, or two for $5.00. Advance reservations get a free popcorn or bottle of water. Become a Movie Series Sponsor for $18 and get tickets for all three movies, Dec. 15th, Jan. 12th, and Feb. 9th, with preferred seating, popcorn and drinks.

To order tickets in advance or for more information, call the temple at 617-698-3394, email:, or visit, or call the church at 617-698-8517 or email Temple Shalom and First Congregational Church are both located at 495 Canton Avenue, Milton, which is handicapped-accessible.

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