Film StillsThis week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, director of the critically-acclaimed films Man Push Cart, Chop Shop and the new Goodbye Solo, the tale of a Senegalese Winston-Salem cab driver and his uncommonly taciturn, self-destructive Southern passenger. Roger Ebert has called Bahrani “the new great American director,” “a gifted, confident filmmaker with ideas that involve who and where we are at this time.” In the New York Times, A.O. Scott named him as one of the vanguard of the “neo-neo-realism” movement in modern cinema.

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