The latest film from Winston-Salem born filmmaker Ramin Bahrani tells the story of a young Senegalese taxi driver named Souleymane (aka “Solo”) who is hired by a tough, elderly southerner to drive him to the peak of a secluded mountain in two weeks time.  As Solo comes to understand the man’s plan, he devises one of his own–to befriend the stubborn 70-year-old and dissuade him from jumping off the rock before the two weeks are up.  The film was shot almost entirely in Winston-Salem and has played numerous festivals around the world, including the 2008 Venice Film Festival, where it received the prestigious FIPRESCI international film critic’s prize.  Following the screening, Bahrani will participate in a discussion about the film and his career and will be presented with the Festival’s Emerging Master Award.