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Global Lens – Toll Booth


When

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Where

Bates College Olin Arts Center - Room Olin 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

A taciturn tollbooth attendant shuffles between a suffocating home life with his ailing father and the monotony of the box where he works. Desperate to resist his father’s attempt to marry him off while determined to prove his worth by fixing his family’s broken-down car, he drives himself toward a nervous breakdown. After a reassignment to a desolate country road, he begins a flirtatious relationship with a woman who drives by each day. But is this salvation for the aging bachelor, or the further unraveling of his mind? An expert cast and keen art direction contribute to this wry, heartbreaking ode to lost dreams in a sleepwalking world.

Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Turkey   |   2010   |   96 minutes
Turkish, with subtitles in English

All screenings are open to the public and are free.

The Bates College Museum of Art presents GLOBAL LENS 2012 with support from by Politics, African-American Studies, and American cultural Studies. Organized by the Global Film Initiative, the series draws from cinematic talent across the planet, with a focus on Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.  Ten feature length films comprise the 2012 series.


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