A REVOLUTION ON CANVAS **Includes Director and Artist Q&A

Sarah Nodjoumi, Till Schauder I 2022 I 95 min I United States


Manhasset Cinemas Wed, Nov 1 7:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Release Year:2022
Running Time:95 min
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Festival Awards:OFFICIAL SELECTION: Tribeca Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Nicky Nodjoumi
Sara Nodjoumi
Nahid Hagigat
Director:Sara Nodjoumi
Till Schauder
Executive Producer:Sara Rodriguez
Lisa Heller
Nancy Abraham
Producer:Sara Nodjoumi
Till Schauder
Cinematography:Till Schauder
Editing By:Simeon Hutner
Gretchen Hildebran
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:November 1 (Wednesday)
Venue:Manhasset Cinemas



An investigative documentary - celebrating one of Iran's most revolutionary artists, Nickzad Nodjoumi (Nicky Nodjoumi).

Born in Iran in 1942, but living in New York City, Nodjoumi traveled back to Iran to join the Islamic Revolution, making paintings and posters criticizing the Shah's regime. In 1980, the painter fled Iran following the protest of his solo exhibition, Report on the Revolution, and its subsequent shutdown at the hands of Islamic radicals at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Decades later, the renowned artist and his daughter attempt to track down the missing paintings in hopes of reclaiming them. During the search, Sara, drawing on disarmingly frank conversations with both her father and mother, celebrated artist Nahid Hagigat, and grappling with complex feelings and mysteries tied to her upbringing, traces a timeline of events to understand the circumstances that led to her family's personal history echoing the treacherous path of many immigrant families caught in the crossfire of politics and life.

Equal parts introspective and investigative, filmmakers Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder expertly weave together the personal and political to create a moving narrative about the power of art, sacrifice, and family bonds.


Sara Nodjoumi is a film producer, director, educator, and festival programmer. She produced WHEN GOD SLEEPS, which was coproduced by ITVS and WDR, executive produced by Motto Pictures, and supported by the Sundance Institute, the Catapult Film Fund, Fork Films, and various other domestic and international documentary organizations. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has played at over seventy festivals worldwide winning numerous awards. She also produced THE IRAN JOB, released on Netflix and shortlisted for a German Academy Award, and REGGAE BOYZ, about the healing power of soccer and music in Jamaica.

Till Schauder, originally from Germany, is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and cinematographer. His feature debut SANTA SMOKES, which he wrote, co-directed, and starred in, won several awards, including Best Director at the Tokyo International Film Festival. His other films include the critically acclaimed documentary THE IRAN JOB, which was released worldwide and shortlisted for a German Academy Award; WHEN GOD SLEEPS, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has received several international recognitions; WARRIORS OF FAITH (GLAUBENSKRIEGER), a feature documentary about Iraqi refugees in Germany combating ISIS through performance arts, won the German Television Academy Award for Best Documentary and the ARD Top of the Docs Award and REGGAE BOYZ which was called one of the funniest and most entertaining documentaries to come out in years.

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