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Screening of "Pearls on the Ocean Floor" in Los Angeles

Pearls on the Ocean Floor, a feature-length documentary made during the turbulence of 2009 and featuring interviews with several important Iranian female artists, including Shirin Neshat, Shadi Ghadirian, Parastou Forouhar, Sara Rahbar, Gohar Dashti, and others, is scheduled to screen in Los Angeles at The Downtown Independent Theater on Sunday, March 13th at 7:00pm (see details below). The screening is a collaboration between Movie Magic Media Productions and Morono-Kiang Gallery, which currently opened a landmark exhibition entitled My Super Hero: New Contemporary Art from Iran, running till April 30th.

Mr. Adanto just returned from the Glasgow Film Festival, where Pearls on the Ocean Floor was well-received. So far, it has screened at LACMA, The MFA Boston, The San Francisco Institute of the Arts, The Smithsonian Institution, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and OCMA,  as well as an Official Selection of The London Iranian Film Festival.  Mr. Adanto will be returning to the UK to screen Pearls on the Ocean Floor at London's Tate Modern in the fall.

Please visit this timely film's website at

and read these recent reviews:

Following the festival, Adanto traveled to London and Amsterdam, to complete the European section of his next art-related documentary--- 3D: Darkly Digital & Divine, produced in association with MMM Productions and RH Gallery in NYC.  Steve Nalepa, a former colleague of Adanto's  at Crossroads middle school and the current Professor of Electronic Music at Chapman University will play pre & post-screening sets of music at the event.  Nalepa has scored Mr. Adanto's first two films The Rising Tide and Pearls on the Ocean Floor and has begun working on a new score for 3D: Darkly Digital & Divine, which features interviews with photographers Ruud van Empel, Erwin Olaf, Lisa Holden, and Oleg Dou.

 A short piece will play in the theater's lobby in honor of the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

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