The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Based on the riveting, best-selling novel, from acclaimed director Mira Nair (MONSOON WEDDING), THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST is “a gripping drama that confronts the great cultural divide in people’s thinking created by the tragedy of 9/11”—Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter. A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland as the film’s story unfolds through a taut, veiled game of wills and of history played out between an apparent Islamic professor and an apparent reporter. But, as the film reminds us, “looks can be deceiving.” Fine performances abound among a cast of great international actors including Riz Ahmed, Liev Shreiber, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland and Om Puri. R. 128 Min.