Man Push Cart
First screened in August 2014
Director: Ramin Bahrani. Cast: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza, Altaf Houssein, Arun Lal, Hassan Razvi, Razia Mujahid, Farooq Muhammad, Panicker Upendran, Bhavna Toor, Mustafa Razvi, Shaana Diya, Bill Lewis. Screenplay: Ramin Bahrani. Twitter Capsule:
Strong at evoking textures of city, character, and social predicament. Shakier when privileging plot or performance.
Rare indie to sport high production values while staking credible claim to neorealist ethos, however discrepant in style. Rare, too, as Pakistani-American character study.