Director: Ramin Bahrani
Leading Actors: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval
NYC Neighborhoods Featured: Midtown

Any New Yorker who's spent any time waiting in line for hot dogs, coffee, or Halal at a food cart knows that the gentlemen who hustle on the sidewalks and street corners must have a story. Ramin Bahrani's 2005 film zeroes in Ahmad, a Pakistani immigrant with a food cart, and his friend Noemi, who runs a newspaper stand near Ahmad's post. Man Push Cart's look at this relationship provides a stark contrast to the high-dollar glitz and glamour that so many New York films aspire to. —BG

"Gritty Realism"