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Ironwood by dir. Shahin Izadi (review)

Ironwood by dir. Shahin Izadi (review) Video Review IRONWOOD Directed by Shahin Izadi University Film and Video Association Conference, Henderson, Nevada, August 2016. Over the course of my forty­ year career as a film needs some work) included several meaningful professor, I have probably seen approximately “sweeteners”—foghorns, construction noise, two thousand student films at NYU, UCLA, and wolf cries—that help distinguish this proj­ Ithaca College, Georgia State University, South­ ect from most student movies. ern Methodist University, the Florida State Shot on location in and around the University University Film School, and University Film and of Wisconsin, Madison, and Porcupine Moun­ Video Association (UFVA) conferences. Most tains State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, have been short movies; most also have been Ironwood uses its carefully chosen locations to embarrassingly amateurish in content and convey the idea that (to paraphrase Aristotle style. (After all, they were student films.) and Freud) “place is destiny,” whether it be Ironwood—a “dramedy” and “bromance” the restricted rooms and library stacks of aca­ written and directed by Shahin Izadi—is a defi­ deme, the claustrophobia of long car rides, the nite exception. For one, it is close to feature­ cramped confines of a shared yurt, or the open length (seventy minutes). Second, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Ironwood by dir. Shahin Izadi (review)

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 69 (4) – Nov 18, 2017

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Abstract

Video Review IRONWOOD Directed by Shahin Izadi University Film and Video Association Conference, Henderson, Nevada, August 2016. Over the course of my forty­ year career as a film needs some work) included several meaningful professor, I have probably seen approximately “sweeteners”—foghorns, construction noise, two thousand student films at NYU, UCLA, and wolf cries—that help distinguish this proj­ Ithaca College, Georgia State University, South­ ect from most student movies. ern Methodist University, the Florida State Shot on location in and around the University University Film School, and University Film and of Wisconsin, Madison, and Porcupine Moun­ Video Association (UFVA) conferences. Most tains State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, have been short movies; most also have been Ironwood uses its carefully chosen locations to embarrassingly amateurish in content and convey the idea that (to paraphrase Aristotle style. (After all, they were student films.) and Freud) “place is destiny,” whether it be Ironwood—a “dramedy” and “bromance” the restricted rooms and library stacks of aca­ written and directed by Shahin Izadi—is a defi­ deme, the claustrophobia of long car rides, the nite exception. For one, it is close to feature­ cramped confines of a shared yurt, or the open length (seventy minutes). Second,

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Nov 18, 2017

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