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Hit the Road

Scheduled to Start June 3

1 hour 33 minutes

Not Rated

Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Would you have guessed that one of the year’s most ebullient films comes from Iran? "A loveable and affecting crowd pleaser" (IndieWire), "Infused with warmth and humanity" (Screen Daily), HIT THE ROAD comes to us from Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian cinematic master Jafar Panahi. He makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. HIT THE ROAD follows a family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – as they drive across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. "Damned near to being a masterpiece"—CineVue.

In Persian with English subtitles.

Updated! Scheduled to start Friday, June 3

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