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Hit The Road
ShowtimesJuly 13:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmJuly 14:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled Iranian master Jafar Panahi, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. Hit the Road takes the tradition of the Iranian road-trip movie and adds unexpected twists and turns. It 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. The result is a humanist drama that offers an authentic, raw, and deeply sincere observation of an Iranian family preparing to part with one of their own.—Rotten Tomatoes
“Crackling with energy and outbreaks of exuberant lip syncing, riotously funny at times and quietly devastating at others.”—Screen International
“An unforgettable parting note by a filmmaker that both honors his fathers ongoing legacy, and inaugurates his unique, very own voice.”—RogerEbert.com