Directed by Amit Ashraf | 2012 | Bangladesh | Drama | 96 minutes | English subtitles
Screening takes place at the Firehouse Theatre Project (1609 West Broad Street) with filmmaker Q&A and Reception to follow
Filmed in Bangladesh, Runaway tells the story of a rickshawalla named Babu who has made it his life's mission to find runaway husbands/fathers and return them home. But Babu gets more than he bargained for when his big catch turns out to be a corrupt politician. It is a dark story that twists from present to past, city to village, good to evil.
Ashraf studied dramatic writing and film production at the renowned Tisch School of Arts in New York University. Runaway, his first feature film, took him back to Bangladesh to work with producer Sumon Arefin. A unique and energetic cast of actors from Bangladesh was joined by Kyle Heslop, an English cinematographer, Jacob Joffee, a movie score composer from Los Angeles, and editor David Diperstein from Philadelphia.
Q&A and Reception with film director Amit Ashraf to follow screening
On Screen/In Person is made possible with support from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program. The series is presented by Modlin Center for the Arts in collaboration with the Firehouse Theatre Project, James River Film Society and UR Film Studies Program.
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