Reflections on the Way We Are! Audio Review of ‘Fremont’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review for “Fremont,” a beautiful and poignant story of an Afghanistan immigrant, stuck between two cultures in America … co-written and directed by Babak Jalali. In select theaters on September 8th, see local listings.

Donya (Anaita Wali Zada) is an ex-translator for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, who just managed to get out of the war-torn country on a special visa and has found work in Fremont, California, with a family-run fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. Around the same time she is promoted to write the fortunes for the cookies, she begins to see a therapist (Gregg Turkington) who connects in a profound way to her case, and she begins to open up to new possibilities, including an encounter with a lonely auto mechanic (Jeremy Allen White of TV’s “The Bear.”

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Co-writer/Director Babak Jalali will appear on behalf of “Fremont” at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago on Friday, September 8th. Click FREMONT for information and tickets.

Chicago’s Music Box Films Presents ”Fremont,” in select theaters including the Music Box Theatre in Chicago (click link) on September 8th. See local listings for other locations. Featuring Anaita Wali Zada, Gregg Tarkington, Hilda Schmelling, Eddie Tang and Jeremy Allen White. Written by Babak Jalali and Carolina Cavalli. Directed by Babak Jalali. Not Rated. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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