Holy Spider

Thursday, October 12 at 7pm

1 hour 58 minutes

Not Rated

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Free admission; reserve free tickets below.
Sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights.

Based on a true story from 2001, a journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so-called "Spider Killer," who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners. Sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights, the film is a relevant take on feminist issues in Iran, horrifically exemplified by the death of Mahsa Amini in 2022. "Moment to moment, scene after scene, both dramatically and stylistically, the film impresses with its careful control, attention to detail and unerring subtlety." –RogerEbert.com.

In Persian with English subtitles.


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