Towelhead

Towelhead

Summer Bishil
Director: Alan Ball Cast: Summer Bishil
Summer Bishil
, Peter Macdissi
Peter Macdissi
, Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart
Alan Ball

DVD

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Overview

Six Feet Under creator and American Beauty screenwriter Alan Ball makes his feature directorial debut with this screen adaptation of author Alicia Erian's controversial novel Towelhead. Jasira (Summer Bishil) is a 13-year-old Arab-American who's contending with the pains of adolescence when her life takes a sudden and unexpected turn. Sent to live with her stern Lebanese father, Rifat (Peter Macdissi), by her self-absorbed mother (Maria Bello), Jasira finds herself struggling to adjust to life in the suburbs while contending with racism and hypocrisy at every turn. Rifat lives in a modest, suburban Houston home next to racist reservist Mr. Vuoso (Aaron Eckhart) and meddling expectant mother Melina (Toni Collette). Adjusting to life in the suburbs isn't easy for young Jasira, though she tries her hardest to adapt to the unfamiliar environment by striking up casual conversations with her curious new neighbors. In the process, Jasira finds herself increasingly attracted to hormone-driven African-American teen Thomas (Eugene Jones). When Rifat finds out that his daughter's new boyfriend is black, he vehemently condemns the relationship. As America launches its initial invasion of Iraq, Jasira finds herself caught up in a potentially explosive situation that is only compounded by her raging hormones and the snooping of her pregnant, busybody neighbor.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2017
UPC: 0888574564889
Original Release: 2007
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 52,028

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Summer Bishil Jasira
Peter Macdissi Rifat
Aaron Eckhart Mr. Vuoso
Toni Collette Melina
Maria Bello Gail
Eugene Jones Thomas
Chase Ellison Zack

Technical Credits
Alan Ball Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Anne Carey Executive Producer
James Chinlund Production Designer
Daniel Glicker Costumes/Costume Designer
Marlena Grzaslewicz Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Hope Producer
Andy Keir Editor
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Peggy Rajski Executive Producer
Steven Rales Producer
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer
Ira Spiegel Sound/Sound Designer

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