UW Cinematheque | Fremont (2023)

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Vilas Hall, Rm. 4070
@ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Fremont | USA 2023 DCP 91 min.

Director: Babak Jalali
Cast: Anaita Wali Zada, Jeremy Allen White, Gregg Turkington

A former translator for the US government, Afghan immigrant Donya now spends her days in a Bay Area fortune cookie factory. Tasked with authoring the fortunes herself, Donya begins sneaking her personal thoughts into the cookies, casting them out into the world like messages in a bottle. This unusual and poignant look at the immigrant experience features a strong supporting cast including The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White and On Cinema’s Gregg Turkington. A deadpan comedy shot in rich black-and-white, Fremont is an accomplished and welcome throwback to the 1980s classics of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki. (MK)