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POLARIS U.S. Premiere Screening at the Culver City Film Festival


On December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Cinematic Artistry will debut its new feature film Polaris with a U.S. Premiere screening followed by Q&A at ArcLight Cinemas in Culver City, 9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, as part of the Culver City Film Festival, open to the public.

Red Carpet at 6:30pm. Q&A to follow with the actors, Director and Producer.

Polaris is a moving drama in which a psychologically traumatized war photographer is locked in a desperate struggle to protect her secrets from her husband and escape her inevitable return to the Middle East.

“As members of the artistic community, we set out to take the lead, setting aside political differences to make a difference,” said Soudabeh Moradian, Writer/Director.

“Polaris has been a uniquely challenging project. It is a rare Iranian-American collaboration, created by female filmmakers, characterizing through interpersonal relationships relevant and pressing world issues relating to universal human issues attendant to war, immigration, cultural diversity, post‐traumatic stress disorder, women’s rights and children of war. This messaging is subtly woven as the film’s focus is on the characters, their relationships with one another, and how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives,” said Christina Jo’Leigh, Producer of the film and founder of Cinematic Artistry.

Peter Greene, Program Director of the Culver City Film Festival, states, “Polaris is the type of quality independent film that fulfils our festival’s mission. We are proud to screen films such as Polaris to give an audience the opportunity to watch it on the big screen.”


Polaris is an intimate and pivotal moment in the life of a half-Persian immigrant in Los Angeles, Baran, straddling two worlds and attempting to cross the cultural divide. She exemplifies the silent struggle of women who have had the strength to escape war-torn countries wrought with persecution, only to live in an aftermath of the trauma, still subject to the conventional constraints from which they came, while facing an ongoing struggle for independence and equality in the Western world that does not accept them, and in which they do not fit in.

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