I don't know which is more enjoyable, seeing an Iranian film win the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language, or learning about enthusiastic, Iranian film lovers.
The Marin IJ covered an interesting event -an Oscar viewing party in south San Jose. It is great to see bicultural Iranians who enjoy film as much as this bunch. And, this year they had the a root-country winner as a bonus. Read more....
Traditional "Sofreh" or spread
I get asked this question all the time. Besides being dominated by the reception-equivalent party, there are many traditions, some family rooted, some regional. This was a beautiful "sofreh" spread that I though to share. read more....
Hamid Kafaii, is a resident of Marin County, and an active member of the community. He has appeared numerous times on TV and radio in the Bay Area, commenting on cultural and other matters Iranian.