Exclusive Preview: Ramin Bahrani's ‘Chop Shop’

In this week's issue we profile Ramin Bahrani, whose Man Push Cart was one of the most exciting debuts by a New York filmmaker in years. His follow-up feature, Chop Shop, opens on February 27 at Film Forum, where he'll show up for in-person talk-backs on the first three nights of his film's run. Since it was difficult to describe the near-mayhem of his set (the dusty and rusty garages of Willets Point) and the naturalistic work by his young cast of actors (led by Alejandro Polanco, Isamar Gonzales, and Carlos Zapata), we're posting some exclusive clips of Chop Shop to give you a taste of Bahrani's next-gen neorealism. —Logan Hill

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