Rochel is an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira a Muslim of Syrian origin. They are both young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. They also have something else in common - they are going through the process of getting 'arranged marriages' through their respective religious and traditional customs. With both family pressure on the one hand, and the rejection of traditional values by the outside world on the other, Rochel and Nasira will have to rely on each other and their friendship to pull through this difficult time of their lives, striving to be strong women in charge of their own happiness, while keeping their deep religious and cultural convictions.
Casper, a young soldier home on leave, has a chance run-in with his childhood crush, now a grad student coping with conflicts of her own. In one night, the two traverse a striking Minneapolis cityscape, growing closer but knowing they will inevitably have to part ways at dawn. Featuring standout performances by rising indie stars Zoe Lister-Jones (BREAKING UPWARDS), and Sam Rosen (FOUR BOXES), and supported by Josh Hartnett and Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos"), STUCK BETWEEN STATIONSis a touching and authentic snapshot of a generational zeitgeist.
Breaking Upwards' follows a young, real-life New York couple in a fictional narrative loosely inspired by their open relationship. After four years together, the two have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment in real-life devised by filmmakers and partners, Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, the film interprets a year in their lives exploring alternatives to monogamy, and the madness that ensues. The couple inhabits a hyper-articulate, emotionally layered world where twenty-somethings are portrayed in a complex and thoughtful new light. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?
Zoe appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to support her movie, "Breaking Upwards."
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Though others expect friction when Orthodox Jew Rochel and Muslim Nasira meet as teachers at a Brooklyn school, the women discover common ground.
ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages. Festivals Played: South by Southwest Film Festival - March 2007, Miami Jewish Film Festival - January 2008, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - April 2008, Berlin Jewish Film Festival - May 2009.
Two beautiful young teachers, one an Orthodox Jew and the other a Muslim, cross boundaries and flout convention when they forge a powerful and lasting friendship. The two women bond over their shared experiences of each experiencing "arranged marriages" through their respective religious and traditional customs. Winner - Audience Award - Berkshire Int'l FF; Official Selection - SXSW FF.
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