Saturday, May 21 at 1pm
Monday, May 23 at 1pm
New Media Theater
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Free with museum admission (Adults $15, Students/Seniors $10)
Parviz Kimiavi, 1978, 75 mins
Once upon a time in a remote village near Persepolis, the first director of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now British Petroleum), one William Knox D’Arcy, mysteriously resurfaces. He hires Cinderella to bewitch the villagers and exploit the oil field under their feet. O.K. Mister is an astonishing social satire, mixing pop art with ethnography. Kimiavi’s fantastic allegory of cultural imperialism and the potential of peasant resistance anticipated the 1979 Revolution, which took place only a few months after the film was made.