Robert Adanto's Pearls on the Ocean Floor, his 2010 documentary examining Iranian female artists, which features interviews with Shirin Neshat, Shadi Ghadirian, Taravat Talepasand, and Parastou Forouhar, will be screening at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, on Thursday, April 7th at 6:00pm.
Malekeh Nayiny in Robert Adanto's Pearls on the Ocean Floor
Shadi Ghadirian in Robert Adanto’s Pearls on the Ocean Floor
Gohar Dashti in Robert Adanto’s Pearls on the Ocean Floor
Trailer of Pearls on the Ocean Floor (Trailer: "Modernity")
Pearls on the Ocean Floor (Trailer: Family Photos")
Filsoofi and filmmaker Robert Adanto will take questions after the screening
About Robert Adanto:
Robert Adanto, a classically trained actor, earned his M.F.A. in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently heads the Film & TV Production program at NSU’s University School. His films have been Official Selections at more than fifty international film festivals and have enjoyed screenings at The Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow; The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto; The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt; The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; The Worcester Art Museum, MA; The Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art and others. He made his directorial debut with The Rising Tide (2008), a feature-length documentary exploring the explosive Chinese contemporary art scene. Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010), his second feature, examines the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. Featuring interviews with art luminaries Shirin Neshat and Shadi Ghadirian, Pearls on the Ocean Floor received the Bronze Palm Award for Best Documentary at the 2011 edition of the Mexican International Film Festival and the Spirit of Independents Award at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Adanto’s 2014, City of Memory explores Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the lives of visual artists from New Orleans. He is currently working on a film looking at Marta Jovanovic, a Belgrade-based multi-disciplinary artist.