Ramin Bahrani's new film 'Goodbye Solo' opens in theaters on March 27, 2009. Binside TV interviewed acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani at the MoMa retrospective showcasing his films. The director spoke candidly about his movie "Goodbye Solo" which won at the Venice Film festival and has earned critical acclaim. Ramin was featured in a New York Times article by A.O. Scott about the re-emerging cinematic new wave which has been dubbed Neo-Neo Realism.
On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man's American dream is just beginning, while the other's is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unlikely but unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO deftly explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America.
Check out www.goodbyesolomovie.com for all the latest playdates. Roger Ebert calls the film "A force of nature!" And The New York Times says 'Goodbye Solo' has "an uncanny ability to enlarge your perception of the world." The Village Voice calls the film "quietly profound".
Watch the Binside TV interview featuring Ramin Bahrani director of "Goodbye Solo", "Chop Shop" and "Man Push Cart".
Binside TV Correspondent : Shomari Harris
Producer/Director/Editor/Cinematographer : Shani Harris
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March 2009 Screenings
March 5 New York Museum of Modern Art
March 27 New York Angelika
March 27 Chicago Century Centre
April 2009 Screenings
April 10 Los Angeles Sunset 5
April 10 Pasadena, CA Playhouse 7
April 17 Berkeley, CA Shattuck
April 17 Boston Kendall Square
April 17 San Francisco TBD
April 24 San Diego Ken Cinema
May 2009 Screenings
May 8 Philadelphia Ritz
May 8 Washington, D.C. E Street Cinema
May 8 Seattle Varsity Theater
May 15 St. Louis Tivoli Theater
May 15 Atlanta Midtown Art Cinema