A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street, Theater 101
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03/01/2007 07:00 PM
03/01/2007 10:00 PM
The First Thursdays Film Series Presents: Man Push Cart – Screening and Talk
More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/the-first-thursdays-film-series-presents-man-push-cart-screening-and-talk/
Cantor Film Center, New York, NY, 10003
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.