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Radio Dreams

 
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Wed, Jun 22, 2016
  • 6:45PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 94min
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+  Q&A with Babak Jalali
 
 
 
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Directed by Babak Jalali | 2016

With Mohsen Namjoo, Kabul Dreams, Boshra Dastournezhad, Mohammad Talani, Lars Ulrich

“Warm-hearted but tough-edged… a nuanced, intelligent and consistently droll take on hot-button subjects of immigration, identity and cultural assimilation”
—The Hollywood Reporter

In this Rotterdam Film Festival award-winning comedy, beloved singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo—often hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran”—stars as Hamid, an esteemed author who moves to San Francisco and makes a career shift as the director at a financially struggling Farsi-language radio station. With his Einstein-ian shock of hair and cantankerous disposition, he presides over a resolutely uncommercial program, whose owners hope to cash in with an on-air jam session featuring Afghan rock band Kabul Dreams and their longtime idols, Metallica. Charting the course of a day at the station’s claustrophobic offices, where the staff wait anxiously for the arrival of Metallica—whose drummer Lars Ulrich ultimately makes a special appearance—Radio Dreams explores art, commerce, and assimilation with a deft blend of deadpan humor and melancholy.

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with Babak Jalali

This screening will feature a Q&A with director Babak Jalali.

 
 
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