Farah Goes Bang

Directed by Meera Menon

NARRATIVE / USA / 2013 / Drama / 90 mins / English / Color / None Premiere

Description

Twenty-something Farah Mahtab is eager to shake the unwanted “virgin” moniker, but her sex life is a litany of awkward, fumbled encounters. When best friends Roopa and KJ, propose a cross-country road-trip to stump for presidential nominee John Kerry, there is a not-so-secret hope that the trip will provide Farah the sweet release she craves. The trio soon finds that wide-eyed optimism isn’t always a surefire catalyst for sex or politics — even in a swing state.

Meera Menon’s directorial debut artfully captures a generation’s mixture of hope and youthful disillusionment in the fledgling years of a post-9/11 world, and points a finger at the way national discourse shapes the identity and sexual politics of young women. An ode to female companionship a la THELMA & LOUISE, and with all the raunchy humor of BRIDESMAIDS, Menon subverts the classic tropes of the road-trip film in favor of a new American feminism, complete with discussions of female grooming and sexual desire. Winner of the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

- Sierra Lee

Guests In Attendance: Meera Menon (Director/Writer) and Laura Goode (Exec. Producer/Writer)

Co-presented by 3rd i

Credits

Executive Producer: Laura Goode
Producer: Danielle Firoozi, Erica Fishman, Liz Singh
Writer: Laura Goode, Meera Menon
Cinematographer: Paul Gleason
Editor: Kate Hickey
Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Kiran Deol, Kandis Erickson
Director: Meera Menon


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Dates & Times

Farah Goes Bang

Pacific Film Archive Theater
March 14, 2014 7:00 pm
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Farah Goes Bang

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
March 16, 2014 2:20 pm
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