FARAH GOES BANG

What happens when women go on the road?

 Kiran Deol, Kandis Erickson, Nikohl Boosheri, and Bruce the Volvo in  Farah Goes Bang

Kiran Deol, Kandis Erickson, Nikohl Boosheri, and Bruce the Volvo in Farah Goes Bang

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"A politically and sexually charged road movie." — The Hollywood Reporter

"Nostalgic and heartwarming...a brilliant debut feature...See this movie." —HeyUGuys.com 

"Passes the Bechdel Test all day long." — Bitch Flicks

Winner, Nora Ephron Prize

Awkward twenty-something Farah Mahtab hits the road with her buddies K.J. and Roopa to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will also be her opportunity to finally shed the long-unwanted virginity that still clings to her despite her best—and most uncomfortable—efforts. Crisscrossing the culturally divided nation at this decisive post-9/11 moment, these multicultural girls find themselves and their politics unwelcome in many parts of the country. They take inspiration from their friendship and press on in their campaign, even as Farah’s efforts on both political and sexual fronts are continuously thwarted. 

Equal parts road trip buddy comedy, sex farce and chick flick, Farah Goes Bang balances the specificity of the moment’s climate of intolerance with a universal coming-of-age tale. With her delightful ensemble of authentic and engaging female characters and snapshot of America in a telling moment, first-time writer/director Meera Menon crafts a comic portrait of the overdue growing pains of a group of girlfriends and of the country itself. 

—Cara Cusumano, Tribeca Film Festival

 Nikohl Boosheri and Shangela in  Farah Goes Bang

Nikohl Boosheri and Shangela in Farah Goes Bang

FILM INFORMATION

Year: 2013
Length: 90 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA 

CAST & CREDITS

Director: Meera Menon
Screenwriter: Laura Goode, Meera Menon
Producer: Laura Goode, Erica Fishman, Danielle Firoozi, Liz Singh
Editor: Kate Hickey
Cinematographer: Paul Gleason
Executive Producer: Laura Goode
Composer: Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones
Post-Production Supervisor: Mark Stolaroff
Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Kandis Erickson, Kiran Deol, Michael Steger, Samrat Chakrabarti, Lyman Ward

 Nikohl Boosheri in  Farah Goes Bang

Nikohl Boosheri in Farah Goes Bang

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