L.A.’s Ooga Booga #2 will host Tehran vs. Tehrangeles: A Special Screening of Maxx featuring Saman Moghadam’s 2005 film on August 27, 8pm.
The retail store has opened up a second location at the edge of downtown LA, pairing up with Boyle Heights contemporary art space 356 S. Mission Rd to host a series of exhibitions and events, of which Tehran vs. Tehrangeles is the latest.
Exploring the cultural tensions between native Tehranis and the 700,000 or so diasporic Iranians, or Tehrangeles, displaced to LA following the 1979 Revolution, Moghadam’s Maxx takes a look at the notion of cultural identity through the cross-cultural philosophies of former president Khatami.
Following the screening will be a discussion led by the editors of Bidoun, accompanied by Armenian arak and ice cream.
See the 356 S. Mission Rd website for details. **