Gene Siskel Film Center to Screen Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa's New Documentary

From left to right: John Cavallino, Editor, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, Faculty Filmmaker, Johnathan Rosenbaum, Film CriticFrom left to right: John Cavallino, Editor, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, Faculty Filmmaker, Johnathan Rosenbaum, Film Critic
A documentary directed by Columbia Cinema and Television Arts Professor Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa will be featured this weekend as part of the month-long docuseries "Stranger Than Fiction."

A feature-length documentary by Columbia Cinema and Television Arts Professor Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa will have two screenings this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

A House Is Not A Home: Wright or Wrong,” directed by Saeed-Vafa, is among eight documentaries featured throughout the month of January in a series titled “Stranger Than Fiction.”

The film documents the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home of longtime Chicago Reader film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum in Florence, Alabama, and finds parallels to Saeed-Vafa’s childhood home in Tehran, Iran.

Screenings will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 5:15 p.m., and Monday, January 20 at 7:45 p.m. There will be a Q&A with both Saeed-Vafa and Rosenbaum following each screening.

For tickets, visit the Gene Siskel Film Center website.