Roger Ebert wrote about “Man Push Cart” from Sundance:
“PARK CITY, Utah On the last day of Sundance 2006, I went to see one final film, named Man Push Cart. It was playing at 8:30 a.m. in the Prospector Square Theater, which is a large room filled with fairly comfortable folding chairs. The movie tells the story of a young man who was once a rock star in his native Pakistan, but now operates a stainless steel push cart on the streets of Manhattan, vending coffee, tea, muffins and bagels (You want cream cheese?).
The room was filled. In front of me were a woman from Ogden and her brother from Philadelphia. They said they attend Sundance to see films that are really about something. After Man Push Cart was over, they said they loved it. So did I. But I loved it not only for itself, but because of the conditions of its making.
At the end of 10 days and hundreds of films and hype about movie stars and swag bags and midnight parties, this is what Sundance is really about: This man pushing this cart. …”
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Running Time: 85 mins