AAIM Film Festival 2015: FARAH GOES BANG (2013) Dir. Meera Menon
Election year special! It’s 2004 and three young women are about to embark on the trip of their lifetimes: a cross-country road trip from California to the swing state of Ohio in order to help with John Kerry’s Presidential campaign. But politics are not the only topic on these women’s minds. Barely on the cusp of full-fledge adulthood and tasting their first true freedom from family and home, they are determined to make their experience memorable. Farah, in fact, has set upon a mission, as deeply committed as her view on social change, of finally losing her virginity.
USC School of Cinematic Arts alumna Meera Menon, in an assured effort informed by the classic feminist film Thelma & Louise and the popular yet controversial TV show Girls, deftly balances witty comedic dialogue with stark dramatic moments in this insightful indie film. At the film’s World Premiere during the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, Director/Writer Meera Menon was awarded the Nora Ephron Prize for Writing. Her film has strong and fresh performances by Nikohl Boosheri, who plays Farah, and Kandis Erickson as K.J. and Kiran Deol as Roopa. Whatever your political leaning, Farah Goes Bang aims at the heart of what’s really at stake in people’s minds when it comes to the future of the country.
Farah Goes Bang will be shown on Saturday, November 14 at 6:00PM in Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College with a special Skype Q&A with Meera Menon afterwards.
Presented by: Ariana Callan
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