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Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries
1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560
Join us to celebrate the 2018 Iranian Film Festival at this special after-hours event! Experience both the traditional and contemporary culture of Iran with music and an exclusive sneak peek of the new exhibition «The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran.» Enjoy small bites and a cash bar, and at 7 pm, catch special screenings of two films by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf: «Images from the Qajar Dynasty» and «Once Upon a Time, Cinema.»
Members of the Silk Road Society enjoy special access and benefits! The Silk Road Society offers young professionals in the DC area a chance to experience Asian art and culture in engaging and creative contexts. Members receive benefits such as special access to Freer|Sackler exhibitions and evening events, plus discounts in Smithsonian shops and at local hotspots.
• 5:30–9 pm: Small bites for sale from Amoo's Restaurant and cash bar
• 6–8:30 pm: Meet Simon Rettig, curator of «The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran»
• 7–9 pm: Film screenings of «Images from the Qajar Dynasty» and «Once Upon a Time, Cinema» by Mohsen Makhmalbaf