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Film by Roxanne Varzi to screen at L.A. festival

"Plastic Flowers Never Die," a documentary by UC Irvine's Roxanne Varzi, is playing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills as part of the sixth annual Noor Iranian Film Festival.

October 1, 2013

varzi“Plastic Flowers Never Die,” a documentary by UC Irvine’s Roxanne Varzi, is playing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills as part of the sixth annual Noor Iranian Film Festival. Varzi, associate professor of anthropology and film & media studies, was born in Iran and raised in Michigan. She wrote, edited and selected music for the film, which deals with the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war, an eight-year conflict that killed more than 800,000 people. The documentary explores the physical and emotional scars of war as well as Varzi’s feelings about her homeland. The festival was created with the aim of shedding “noor,” or light, on Iranian culture and heritage through film.