First show: May 19

Kabul Dreams, actors Mahmood Schricker, Bella Warda, Mohammad Talani, Babak Mortazavi, Keyumars Hakim, producer Marjaneh Moghimi and executive producer Neda Nobari in attendance for Q&A on Friday, 5/19!

Kabul Dreams, Mahmood Schricker, Bella Warda and producer Marjaneh Moghimi in attendance for Q&A on Saturday, 5/20 and Sunday, 5/21!

Winner of the 45th Rotterdam International Film Festival’s Tiger Award

RADIO DREAMS, the newest feature film from Iranian-British director Babak Jalali (FRONTIER BLUES), creates the strange yet very real world of PARS-FM – a Farsi-language radio station broadcasting from the heart of San Francisco.  The story unfolds over a single day as the station’s program manager, Hamid – a brilliant, misunderstood Iranian writer (played by the “Iranian Bob Dylan” Mohsen Namjoo) – prepares for a triumphant broadcast – a live performance pairing Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band.  Meanwhile, Hamid must juggle a dysfunctional mix of on-air talent, station managers, and performers while fending off the owner’s plans to wrest control of the station. RADIO DREAMS brings to life the sometimes bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in the U.S. A perfect mixture of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up as an ingenious, offbeat transmission.

Directed and Written by Babak Jalali. Produced by Marjaneh Moghimi. Executive produced by Neda Nobari Foundation. 93 min. USA/Iran. 2016. 



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