(ABOVE MYSTERY TRAIN)
GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
SHOW TIMES: FRI. OCT. 9 – SUN. OCT. 11 @ 7:30PM; MON. & TUES. OCT. 12 & 13 @ 5:00PM
After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, “Pop Idol” (the British TV show that was the basis for “American Idol”) has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series “Afghan Star” and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many, this is their first encounter with democracy. This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation’s favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?
“Wonderful…had the audience cheering!” –Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Part of our 32-day DoctoberFest Documentary Film Festival.