It is 3:00 a.m. in Manhattan, the hour of rumbling garbage trucks, glaring headlights, and the bluish fluorescent glow of the all-night delis. Trudging alongside the honking traffic, Ahmad drags a coffee and bagel cart to a busy midtown corner. Hours later, he is swiftly and efficiently selling steaming cups of coffee to rushing New Yorkers. A beautifully crafted character study that captures the textures of a very specific New York experience, Ramin Bahrani’s Man Push Cart
is a subtle, insightful portrit of a man struggling with issues of identity, self-worth, and the harsh realities of finding a place to belong in a vast, often-unfriendly American metropolis.
Cinematographer Michael Simmonds and lead actor Ahmad Razvi will be present for a Q&A with moderator Sukhdev Sandhu, Professor of English Literature and A/P/A Studies, after the film.
Co-sponsored by: New York University Center for Multicultural Education and Programs and Center for Media, Culture and History and Center for Media and Religion.