My Son the Fanatic (UK/France, Prasad, 1997)
Parvez, a Pakistani taxi driver in a small British city, confronts ﬂaring hatreds, his own bleak prospects, and his son Farid’s burgeoning fundamentalism in this 1997 drama directed by Udayan Prasad. Adapted by Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Launderette) from his own short story — based on his father’s life — and featuring a riveting, prize-winning performance by the Hindi actor Om Puri playing the lead as the tolerant, secular Muslim Parvez.
Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided.
(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)
PSC-CUNY Union Hall
This film screening has also been included in the first annual Global Labor Film Festival, which highlights labor film festivals and screenings through the month of May. Details here.