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Worth Watching - April 27: Alan Ball's Towelhead Trailer

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April 27, 2008

Towelhead Trailer

Towelhead is the feature film directorial debut of Alan Ball, best known as the screenwriter of American Beauty and "Six Feet Under". Based on the novel of the same name from Alicia Erian, the film is about a 13 year old Arab-American struggling with sexuality and her strict father. The film premiered at Toronto last year, where I missed it, and showed again at Sundance this year, where I missed it again, but I've heard nothing but rave reviews. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this trailer gives a great introduction and now I'm definitely much more interested. Although we're just about to start the summer, don't forget that this is an indie film.

Towelhead currently has a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes. Neil over at Film School Rejects gave the film a solid A grade and praises Alan Ball's "style and grace", saying "the themes are there, but the filmmaker never crosses the line into being inappropriate." I trust in Neil's opinion, and when he ends by saying "if you combine a solid cast with a great script from an immensely talented director then you are going to have a film worth watching" - then I'm there.

Watch the trailer for Towelhead:

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Towelhead is both written and directed by Oscar winning screenwriter Alan Ball, of American Beauty and creator of "Six Feet Under". The film is based on Alicia Erian's novel of the same name (published in 2006) and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year under the title Nothing Is Private. Warner Independent Pictures is releasing Towelhead in limited theaters starting on August 8th this year. The poster for the film is featured below.

Towelhead Poster

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  • Anthony
    Wow I can't wait to see this movie. I think it looks great.
  • David
    Wow. That looks like it's tackling a lot of really important issues. This looks amazing.
  • jason_md2020
    I was a big fan of Six Feet Under, and I'm glad to see Alan Ball at work again. All his work seems to have this awkward grace to it.
  • This movie looks good but why does every independent film these days have to be marketed in the same "indie-diy-look-i-have-crayons-" style. Napoleon Dynamite was the first one to kick it off in the mainstream and now they all have to do it, it's so annoying! Especially when it doesn't fit the theme of the movie!
  • coyo
    "would u describe your situation as light medium or heavy" -_-
  • Reverend
    This looks like it might be as good as American Beauty, which I thought was great.
  • Looks good.
  • JLA Reject
    I have not watched Six Feet Under, but I have watched American Beauty and I felt uncomfortable. Just watching the triler turns me off to seeing it, maybe I'll catch it on Starz.
  • Xerxex
    looks good and you get the same feeling that anybody would get either watching American Beauty or Six feet under.
  • Kyle A. K.
    yeah the cookie cutter movie poster annoys me too. Obviously since it's an indie movie, it has to have the exact same poster as every other indie movie. The movie does look really good. I will definitely see it.
  • Epic
    after seeing the dark knight i cant look at aaron eckhart without seeing twoface

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