The critically-acclaimed independent movie Radio Dreams - featuring a Metallica-themed storyline with an appearance from our very own Lars Ulrich - continues its successful North American festival run in the coming weeks with screenings in Seattle and New York. Centered around the quest of Kabul Dreams - a rock band from Afghanistan - to meet their heroes Metallica, and the San Francisco-based Iranian radio station committed to helping them do so, Radio Dreams investigates musical passion and the importance of community support among several of the deeply moving sentiments it expresses. We don’t want to say much more than that - a film, after all, should be yours to enjoy on your own terms - needless to say that Lars was honored to have been invited to participate and is absolutely smitten with the final movie. Directed with love and passion by die-hard Metallica fan Babak Jalali, Radio Dreams also reminds us that even if we might feel “alone” or “exiled,” the power and voice of music is a universal truth shared by everyone.
Radio Dreams will be showing at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 21st & 22nd, as well as the BAMcinemaFest in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 22nd. After this, Radio Dreams will roll out worldwide on the festival circuit.
As more screenings occur, we will keep you informed, and when a full US release is confirmed we will publish a conversation with Babak Jalali.