Radio Dreams creates the bizarre yet very real world of PARS-FM – a Farsi-language radio station broadcasting from the heart of San Francisco. The story unfolds over a single day as the station’s program manager, Hamid – a brilliant, misunderstood Iranian writer (played by the “Iranian Bob Dylan” Mohsen Namjoo) – prepares for a triumphant broadcast – a live performance pairing Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band. Meanwhile, Hamid must juggle a dysfunctional mix of on-air talent, station managers, and performers while fending off the owner’s plans to wrest control of the station.
Radio Dreams brings to life the sometimes bizarre experience of immigrants pursuing dreams in the U.S.A. with the perfect mixture of honesty, art, and socio-political topicality served up in an ingenious, offbeat transmission.
“Honest, funny, and visionary – Radio Dreams is a truly unique gem and we are beyond excited to bring it to audiences this Spring,” said Hannah Campbell, Vice President, Matson Films. “Director Babak Jalali has masterfully created an authentic yet curious world inhabited by spellbinding characters who provide much-needed insight into the sometimes surreal experiences of American immigrants. Radio Dreams is all at once a poignant art film, tragicomic hero’s journey, and immeasurably topical socio-political dialogue. The intrigue is simply undeniable.”
Film distribution company Matson Films has set a U.S. theatrical release for the acclaimed feature film Radio Dreams.
Opens in San Francisco this Friday, May 19
at The Roxie
Opens in New York City on Friday, June 2
at Village East Cinema (City Cinemas)
LOS ANGELES / SO. CAL.
Opens in the Los Angeles area on Friday, June 9
at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts (Beverly Hills)
at Laemmle’s Town Center (Encino)
and at Edwards Westpark 8 (Irvine)
It will open in Washington, DC on Friday, June 16
at Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market