Farah Goes Bang
Directed by Meera Menon
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
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