Farah Goes Bang

  • 'Farah Goes Bang' Director Meera Menon Talks About Her Fresh Take on The Road Movie: Tribeca Film Festival Apr 15, 2013

    In her first in-depth interview about her film 'Farah Goes Bang,' director/co-writer Meera Menon explores ethnic, political and feminine identities in Bush-era America. Tribeca: Farah Goes Bang explores so many different genre

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  • Meet The Tribeca Filmmakers #10: Meera Menon Creates A Picture of Idealized Youth and Female Friendship in 'Farah Goes Bang' Apr 15, 2013

    After her family immigrated to the U.S. from India in the 1970s, Meera Menon split her time between Indian dance concerts, the mall and filming her friends in the backyard with her father's camcorders. She grew up in a house of ar

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  • HOT TRIBECA TRAILER: FGB on Deadline.com Apr 15, 2013

    EXCLUSIVE: Nikohl Boosheri (Circumstance) stars in writer-director Meera Menon’s debut feature as a young woman who hits the road with girlfriends to stump for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Along the way, Farah hopes to los

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  • Crowdfunded Cinema: ‘All That Remains,’ ‘Afghanistan,’ ‘We Grew Up Here’ & More Mar 30, 2013

    Why It Should Be Kickstarted: It’s a curious choice of setting, but also a fun twist on the typical coming of age story of sexual awareness. It’s also refreshing that a story dealing with female sexuality would have driven, intellectu

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  • Racialicious: Brown Girls On Film: A Conversation With The Writers Of Farah Goes Bang Apr 1, 2013

    Soon-to-be-made indie film Farah Goes Bang, co-written by Laura Goode and Meera Menon, follows three friends in their twenties–one Persian, one Indian, and one white–who hit the road to campaign for John Kerry in 2004. One of them is

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  • Feministing gives a shout out to CHERRY BOMB! Apr 17, 2013

    Conservative obsession with female virginity, along with the persistence of abstinence-only sex education, has created a climate of inauthenticity around the experience...

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  • CHERRY BOMB in the San Francisco Bay Guardian Apr 12, 2013

    Today I wrote a story about my sexual initiation. I forwarded my story to my friends, we discussed, they wrote down theirs. Turns out one of my loved ones did the deed over half an ecstasy pill on Staten Island. Another's first ti

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  • Writer/Producer Laura Goode on Adrienne Rich Apr 3, 2013

    I didn’t have time to be devastated on the day Adrienne Rich died, but I still couldn’t keep back the tears. Like so many others, Rich was The One to me, America’s greatest living everything I ever wanted to be: a titan of poetry, an

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  • The Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck Sep 27, 2013

    "Director Menon, who co-wrote the screenplay with Laura Goode, delivers a friskily realistic portrait of her three protagonists, who playfully banter about sex, grooming (“I look like Magnum, P.I., complains a horrified Roopa upon scrutinizing her facial hair) and men, including a debate about whether they’re rather sleep with Kerry or John Edwards."

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  • The Times of India - Padmaparna Ghosh May 4, 2013

    Farah Goes Bang is essentially a celebration of modern female friendship, of the times it can inspire and those when it can fail. It is also refreshingly feminist in tone without being preachy about it. In a way, Menon's collaboration with her girlfriend, Goode, aided the writing process. She feels it was necessary to write a story on female friendship with a woman who has been one of her closest friends since the age of 18. Some scenes, such as the one where Roopa and KJ argue about hair removal for brown versus white skin, are inspired by a real-life conversation between Goode and Menon.

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  • Hey You Guys - Damen Norton Apr 26, 2013

    FARAH GOES BANG is a standout in this modern age of independent film-making.  It’s a hidden treasure that is sure to resonate with 20-somethings all over the world.  Meera Menon and Laura Goode are on to something special.  They’ve made a film that captures a moment in time – a snapshot of our youth.  It’s nostalgic and heartwarming, and a brilliant debut feature.  See this movie.

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  • GALO Magazine - Lisa Rainwater Apr 23, 2013

    Farah Goes Bang is a lesson in gender studies, but one that is blanketed with irony, laughter, humility and plain old rollicking fun. It is a film that women of a certain generation (read: Gen Xers and Gen Yers) will embrace for its honesty, but it is also a film that women of a certain generation (read: baby boomers) might find just as rewarding…crib notes into the lives of their own, often confounding, daughters, nieces and granddaughters. At times, Farah Goes Bang may seem disjointed and even a bit sophomoric, but in reality it is an homage to the legacy second wave feminists started in the 1960s — with a lot more gumption and a lot less hair.

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  • FARAH GOES BANG wins the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize Apr 25, 2013

    The Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday inaugurated its Nora Ephron Prize, for a “woman writer or director with a distinctive voice,” by awarding it to a very surprised Meera Menon, the director of the road-trip comedy “Farah Goes Bang.”

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