A House Is

Not A Home:
Wright or

A film by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa


This intimate saga links the filmmaker’s long-lost family home in Tehran, a historic Frank Lloyd Wright house in Alabama, and the formative years of renowned film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum, son of a family of movie-theatre owners, grew up in the Wright house, now a museum. Documenting the home over a period of years, Saeed-Vafa finds parallels between Wright’s design eccentricities and the twisting course of dysfunctional family histories.

—Barbara Scharres

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© 2020 by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa