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The First Thursdays Film Series Presents: Man Push Cart – Screening and Talk

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.


Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street, Theater 101
New York, NY 10003 United States
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