International Forum Film Night: Alex and Ali

International Forum presents a special screening of “Alex and Ali,” the documentary film telling the true story of a forbidden love between 2 men in 1970s Iran.

Online PR News – 08-June-2014 – San Francisco, California – In recognition of the 44th annual San Francisco Pride Celebration, the International Forum presents a special screening of “Alex and Ali,” the documentary film that tells the true story of a forbidden love between two men in 1970s Iran, on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 PM. A 30-minute question and answer session with the film’s director, Malachi Leopold, immediately follows the screening.
As a Peace Corps volunteer in 1967, Alex served in Iran where he met Ali, an Iranian Muslim. The two fell in love and kept their relationship secret for ten years until the Iranian Revolution forced Alex to return to the US without Ali. Although they have kept in touch through phone calls, email and letters, this film shows how they seek to overcome the deep political, geographical and cultural divides that have kept them separated for 33 years, and the enormous difficulties associated with this attempt to reunite.

Tickets are priced at $8 for members and students and $10 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online at

About the International Forum:
International Forum Film Night was developed by members of the International Forum, a globally minded multicultural group that acts as an interactive arm of the World Affairs Council. The group, comprised exclusively of volunteers, hosts speaker events, informal group discussions, social gatherings, a book club and other networking opportunities.

About the World Affairs Council:
The World Affairs Council of Northern California believes that informed citizens can make a difference in the world. Founded in 1947 following the San Francisco conference that established the United Nations, we are a non-partisan, membership organization that offers a neutral forum on critical international issues and opportunities. Through our speaker events, education program and annual conference, we engage the globally minded with ideas that stimulate, issues that matter and leaders who inspire. We are all about making connections —to others who share our hopes for a better world and to solutions that can help get us there. Learn more at