BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FILM AND MEDIA,
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AND THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
MOMA The Museum of Modern Art
32nd NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS
New Directors/New Films is sponsored by National Geographic Traveler
Magazine and Kenneth Cole Productions. This program is made possible,
in part, by grants from the Irene Diamond Fund, The Julien J.
Studley Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts and
the Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art. Special support
provided by the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences.
BLACK TAPE: The Videotape Fariborz Kamkari Found in the Garbage.
Parviz marries Goli and a camera enters their lives, at first
like a watchful pet, recording the absurdist beginnings of their
relationship through Goli’s pregnancy, as Parviz makes a
deal that she bear him a child. But Goli is a Kurd, her father
was a rebel, and Parviz is a tyrant. Using the handheld camera
as a narrator, witness, and participant, director Kamkari’s
BLACK TAPE turns from beauty to cruelty, laughter to savage struggle
on its dizzying, take-no-prisoners ride. Goli and Parviz play
a game neither can win, as truths are flung about in this highly
A stunning debut.