STARS: Lars Ulrich, Boshra Dastournezhad, Mohsen Namjoo

DIRECTOR: Babak Jalali

NYT Critics Pick
“‘Radio Dreams’ Builds a Spiritual Home for Stateless Souls”

LA Times
“Jalali peppers this darkly funny, often absurdist piece with enough socio-political messaging to add heft but not didacticism. It all makes for a singular, well-observed balancing act.”

Village Voice
“Soulfull expat broadcast comedy”

Muse
“will be remembered for what it brings to the silver screen.”

Film Forward
“A lovely, lovely film.”

Radio Dreams

Not rated 

Runtime: 1:33

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Hamid Royani is the station manager at Pars Radio, the Bay Area's premiere Persian language radio station. As everyone at Pars looks forward to a continuously delayed jam session by Afghan rock band Kabul Dreams with metal legends Metallica, Royani despairs. As a respected man of the arts in his homeland, he must struggle against the commercial demands of the station's owners; erudite and eloquent in his own tongue, he must face the ups and downs of everyday life in a land where he can hardly speak the language.

In Persian with English subtitles.

The Hollywood Reporter called RADIO “a culture-clash charmer…presenting a nuanced, intelligent take on hot-button subjects of immigration, identity and cultural assimilation”. NPR says that the film “delivers moments of catharsis”

Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 15th online and at the Bear Tooth box office!