Toll Booth – Global Lens Film Series

Posted on January 21, 2013 by


January 27, 2013 – Sunday – 3 p.m. – Downtown Library

Toll Booth – directed by Tolga Karacelik (Turkey)

A taciturn tollbooth attendant shuffles between a suffocating home life with his ailing father and the monotony of the box where he works. Desperate to resist his father’s attempt to marry him off while determined to prove his worth by fixing his family’s broken-down car, he drives himself toward a nervous breakdown. After a reassignment to a desolate country road, he begins a flirtatious relationship with a woman who drives by each day. But is this salvation for the aging bachelor, or the further unraveling of his mind? An expert cast and keen art direction contribute to this wry, heartbreaking ode to lost dreams in a sleepwalking world.  In Turkish with English subtitles.

Global Lens 2012 Film Series Juneau. Promoting cross-cultural understanding through film. Sundays at 3pm, Jan 13th through Feb 18th, free at the Downtown Library. Upcoming films: Jan 20- Craft (Brazil), Jan 27- Toll Booth (Turkey) Feb 3- The Finger (Argentia), Feb 10- Mourning (Iran), Feb 17- The Prize (Argentina).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries, The Goldtown Nickelodeon and the Capital City Rotaract.

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