IU Cinema presents: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)
We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. With time, he begins to hear the call of his own homeland. Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death. (2K DCP presentation)
The Indiana University Cinema is located at 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, Indiana, on the northeast end of the IU Auditorium building. The cinema entrance faces the Herman B Wells Library.
Tickets are available at the IU Auditorium Box Office, 812-855-1103, Monday - Friday 10:00am--5:00pm and in the IU Cinema lobby 1 hour prior to screening, if tickets are still available.