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Play Dates

NEW RESTORATION AND SUBTITLES

October 28 – November 17        New York, NY        FILM FORUM

November 18, 21 – 23        Sag Harbor, NY        SAG HARBOR CINEMA

December 10 – 11        Cleveland, OH        CLEVELAND CINEMATHEQUE

December 13        Los Angeles, CA        LOS FELIZ THEATRE
with writer-director Amir Nadier in person!

December 16 – 22        Los Angeles, CA        LAEMMLE ROYAL

December 16 – 22        Encino, CA        LAEMMLE TOWN CENTER

December 16 – 22        Santa Barbara, CA        SBIFF RIVIERA THEATRE

The Runner Play Dates

Illustration by Keiko Kimura

About

Iran, 1984
Director: Amir Naderi
Producer: Ali Reza Zarrin
Cast: Madjid Niroumand, Moussa Torkizadeh, Abbas Nazeri
Screenwriter: Amir Naderi, Behrouz Gharibpour
Cinematography: Firouz Malekzadeh
Genre: Drama
Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: Farsi with English subtitles
Running Time: 91 minutes

Synopsis:
Amiro, an illiterate 11-year-old orphan living alone in an abandoned tanker in the Iranian port city of Abadan, survives by shining shoes, selling water, and diving for deposit bottles, while being bullied by both adults and competing older kids. But he finds solace by dreaming about departing cargo ships and airplanes and by running...seemingly to nowhere.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Like Buñuel, Naderi shows a keen understanding of children's
camaraderie and determination"
— Ted Shen, Chicago Reader

"A SMALL JEWEL YOU MUST TRY TO SEE."
— Derek Malcolm, The Guardian

"The Runner hovers somewhere
between poetry and documentary."
— Hal Hinson, The Washington Post

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