A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, ... See full summary »
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending. Written by
At the location where the jail scene was to be shot a prison riot broke out the day before causing a lockdown and a "prison" had to be constructed. See more »
When Soraya gives her jewelry to her daughters, both girls cup their hands to receive both items, not knowing which sister is being given which piece. This happens both times, even when the younger daughter has received her necklace already. See more »
Don't act like the hypocrite, who thinks he can conceal his wiles while loudly quoting the Koran. - Hafez, 14th Century Iranian Poet
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AMAZING to drive thru traffic being stopped at Wilshire and Sepulveda (where there were over a thousand people dressed in green waving red, white and green Iranian flags on the corner) over to the premiere of this devastatingly powerful film...and then to leave Westwood later that night as see the street corners still crowded with enthusiastic supporters at 11 PM.
The post-film discussion with LAFF guest artist Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner), Iranian writer and scholar Reza Aslan, the film's director Cyrus Nowrasteh and the star of the film Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) was PHENOMENAL. Check out: in The Wrap -- http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/tk-stoning-soraya-m_3794
Kudos to the cast that had the courage to make this movie. And the producers (or whomever) who had the foresight. Talk about timing.
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