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Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2008
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Towelhead
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
Call Number  DVD Towelhead
Carnegie Library of Homestead AV DVD Towe
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD Towe
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV DVD TOW
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD TOW
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Audio Visual DVD TOWELHEAD
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Audio Visual
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD TOW
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD TOW
Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual DVD DRA TOWELHEAD
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection REPAIR
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Status  REPAIR
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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Arab Americans -- Drama.
Teenage girls -- Drama.
Fathers and daughters -- Drama.
Feature films.
Publisher Burbank, Calif. :Warner Home Video,2008
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Towelhead.
Towel head
Contributors Hope, Ted.
Ball, Alan, 1957-
Eckhart, Aaron.
Collette, Toni.
Bello, Maria, 1967-
Macdissi, Peter.
Bishil, Summer.
Erian, Alicia. Towelhead.
Warner Independent Pictures.
Indian Paintbrush (Firm)
This is That (Firm)
Your Face Goes Here Entertainment (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter MacDissi, Summer Bishil.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Newton Thomas Sigel ; editor, Andy Keir ; music, Thomas Newman.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong disturbing sexual content and abuse involving a young teen and for language.
Language English
In English & French, with English, French & Spanish subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Based on the novel by Alicia Erian.
Special features: Towelhead : a community discussion.
System Details DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital surround 5.1.
Description 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419877658
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