Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.
5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot drop-in activity table
6:30 pm: Screening of Women Without Men
In conjunction with the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge, NOMA will screen movies by Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat as part of Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Women Without Men profiles the lives of four women living in Tehran in 1953, during the American-backed coup that returned the Shah of Iran to power. The film was called “visually transfixing” by a New York Times reviewer. Two of the film’s recurrent images are of a long dirt road extending to the horizon on which the characters walk, and a river that suggests, “a deep current of feminine resilience below an impassive exterior.” Women Without Men in set in the streets of Iranian capital, which are teeming with protesters objecting to the overthrow of the prime minister, but four disparate women have more immediate concerns. Farrokhlagha’s (Arita Shahrzad) husband thinks he’s entitled to be married to multiple women. Munis (Shabnam Toloui) is a virtual slave to her brother. Faezeh (Pegah Ferydoni) has physical and emotional troubles. And Zarin (Orsolya Tóth) is an unwilling prostitute. Boldly, the women pursue solutions to the problems foisted upon them. (2009 | Not rated | 1 hour, 39 minutes | Watch the trailer)