Thank goodness being a nerd has much more cachet now. From popular television (30 Rock), to high-grossing films (Superbad), America has learned to embrace its inner geek. Video games have even become more acceptable. Did anyone else see Ellen playing Guitar Hero the other day? While we celebrate our new status in pop culture, its important not to forget our past.
The new animated film Persepolis may help humble us. Based on a graphic novel, it tells the true story of a young Iranian girl growing up during the Islamic Revolution. In a place where thousands are enslaved and womens rights and opinions are repressed, writer/illustrator Marjane Satrapi discovers love, individuality, and Iron Maiden. Maybe we didnt have it that bad after all. Be thankful for your geek independence and catch this highly acclaimed indie-toon at Sunrise Cinemas Eleven (4321 Pine Island Rd., Sunrise). Tickets start at $7.00. Call 954-748-0333.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2008