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Towelhead

2007 Rated R 1hr 56m

Based on Alicia Erian's novel, this coming-of-age tale follows the topsy-turvy life of Jasira (Summer Bishil), a 13-year-old Arab American girl wrestling with the challenges of adolescence, bigotry and life with an overbearing father. Directed and adapted for the big screen by Alan Ball (American Beauty), this darkly comic film set during the first Gulf War earned Bishil a Best Female Lead nod at the Independent Spirit Awards.

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Movie Details

Awards
2009 Independent Spirit Awards®
Ratings
R
Strong disturbing sexual content and abuse involving a young teen, and for language
17
Common Sense rating Not for kids
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Subtitles

English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; featurette Towelhead: A Community Discussion hosted by director Alan Ball, with co-stars Summer Bishil and Peter Macdissi, and author Alicia Erian.