All March long the Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating powerful women in front of and behind the camera with Colossal Women! Mid-brainstorm in Denver we tossed around the idea of Matilda - something for the younger Colossal Women in our midst. Fast forward to, “Why don’t we see if Mara Wilson wants to visit?” To our delight, she was in!
Obviously we didn’t want to push Matilda or Mrs. Doubtfire, so we asked “What would YOU want to screen?” Her choice: French-Iranian graphic novelist/co-director Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Timely, essential, gorgeous.
From Mara Wilson herself:
Persepolis is the story of a girl having to grow up quickly, while the world she knows changes just as rapidly. Set in Tehran, it's a rare, honest look into a place I don't think a lot of us in the West truly understand. It's also beautifully animated, doing with black and white what many films couldn't do with color.
We couldn’t agree more. Miss Wilson has graciously agreed to host Persepolis at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton at 7:30pm on March 25th, as well as sign copies of her memoir Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s extremely well-written, poignant and proves that many folks we consider celebrities are also human beings like us.
See you there, Denver! Get your tickets HERE.