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Ramin's New Doodles

It's that time of the year when Best Of lists are published, as the media picks their favorite darlings of 2008 in arts and entertainment.

Ramin Bahrani's latest film 'Chop Shop' has gotten into the Top 10 lists on several prominent film critics. It got props from Roger Ebert last week, the Boston Globe's Saul Austerlitz, and Eric Kohn of New York Press.

Then it was announced that the 33-year-old North Carolina native was nominated in the Best Director category of the Independent Spirit Awards, which is like the Oscars for the indie film community.

Bahrani has some major cred in indie cinema circles for his neo-realist aesthetic. New York Magazine put him in their own interesting Top 10 list: Who's Who of New York City in 2048.

Ramin will be in Beverly Hills tonight, screening his movie with a brief Q&A session afterwards. It's the last stop of a brief nationwide tour as part of the Toyota Scion Film Series. RSVP at their website.

1 comment:

Roadside Attractions said...

If you dug 'Chop Shop,' be sure to check out Bahrani's latest film 'Goodbye Solo' when it opens in theaters on March 27th. Roger Ebert calls it "a force of nature" and The New York Times' A.O. Scott says it has "an uncanny ability to enlarge your perception of the world." You can check out the trailer and theater listing at www.goodbyesolomovie.com.