Anousheh Ansari in Space Tourists--Iranian Film Festival San Francisco

Set to take place September 18-19, 2010 at the San Francisco Art institute, the 3rd Annual Iranian Film Festival San Francisco has a great roster of films on hand.

The Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco–an annual event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world and aims to support the Iranian film culture.

One film in particular that will be screened this year is Space Tourists.

Space Tourists chronicles the first-ever non-astronaut woman, Iranian-American Anousheh Ansari, who for the price tag of 20 million dollars, was able to “fulfil her childhood dream.”

The documentary follows [Anousheh’s] journey from rigorous training in Star City, Kazakhstan, into space and shows everyday life as it is on the International Space Station.

Along with a tribute to Iranian stage and screen actress, Fakhri Khorvash (who will be present at the screening of “Prince Ehtejab” and more) this year’s program promises to be another great event.

Here’s a list of some other films being showcased at the Iranian Film Festival San Francisco :

Prince Ehtejab (Shazdeh Ehtejab)
A Very Close Encounter
Salam Rugby
Letters to the President
Chasing Che
The Final Word (Kalame Akhar)
Warring Factions
Rapping In Tehran
Bakhtiari Alphabet
Naghsh e Jahan
7 Women
Reza Shooting Back
The Man with Red Travel Suit
Carpet to Celestial Heavens
Above the Gray Clouds
The Wind Plays as it Wishes
How Green Was Our Valley
The Man Whom I Don’t Know
Roof Top (Poshte Bam)
Tongue of the Hidden
Iran: A Nation of Bloggers
Tehran Kitchen
Plastic Flowers Never Die
Have not Reached the Tree
Country Life
Father Gave Water

Schedule & Showtimes:

Saturday, September 18, 2010
11 AM Chasing Che + Minus
12:56 Bakhtiari Alphabet Q&A + How Green Was Our Valley + Border
3:09 The Final Word + Paradise + The Wind Plays as it Wishes + Door
4:56 Space Tourist + Above the Gray Clouds
7:12 A Tribute to Fakhri Khorvash Q&A Shazdeh Ehtejab
9:37 Warring Factions + Rapping in Tehran

Sunday, September 19, 2010

11 AM Letters to President + Plastic Flowers Never Die Q&A
1:20 7 Women + Father Gave Water + The Man With Red Travel Suit + Naghshe Jahan + Tehran Kitchen
3:13 Have not Reached the Tree + The Man Whom I Don’t Know + Iran: A Nation of Bloggers + Diplomacy + Tongue of the Hidden
5:06 Salam Rugby + Takhti
6:46 A Very Close Encounter Q&A
10 PM Reza Shooting Back + Country Life + Rooftop + Carpet to Celestial Heavens