Radio Dreams

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Radio Dreams


Friday Sep 29 01:00 PM
Saturday Sep 30 07:30 PM
Sunday Oct 01 07:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand.

Directed by Babak Jalali. USA/Iran. 2017. Farsi, English, Dari, and Assyrian with English subtitles. 91 mins.

Radio Dreams looks at the odd 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 the broadcast of 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, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, brings to life the sometimes bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in the U.S. with a perfect mixture of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission. Radio Dreams is the newest feature film from Iranian-British director Babak Jalali (Frontier Blues).

Read the New York Times review.

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