In The Glass House, filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian follows a group of young, troubled Iranian women whose defiance of Iran’s restrictive social mores in the face of forced drug addiction, sexual abuse, and familial strife has relegated them to the fringes of society. Camaraderie found at a day center run by an expatriate Iranian woman, Marjaneh Halati, helps these teens regain a sense of agency over their own lives. While shooting on location in Tehran, Rahmanian aimed to render the film as a metaphor for the social problems plaguing all modern urban societies. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance film festival, and begins screening on Tuesday, May 26th at New York’s International Film Center as part of its Stranger Than Fiction series.
Currently on view in the group show "Redux" at New York's Cristin Tierney Gallery (through Feb. 4) are two works by Joe Fig, both related to his 200