East Bay Premiere
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.
Kiarostami’s final, posthumously released work strips cinema down to its essence: a single frame, creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and the great director’s other passion, photography. Beginning from a philosophical query—“What happens before and after a photograph is taken?”—24 Frames presents twenty-four short motion pictures, each beginning with a motionless image (a photograph, mainly of landscapes with wildlife) that slowly evolves into something else. A fitting last work from a filmmaker who believed in liberating audiences, 24 Frames shows us to make our own meaning, and bring that frame to life.