Chop Shop | Goodbye Solo


7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

$0 - $9

Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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Chop Shop follows a young Latino boy living on the streets of Queens, New York. Desperate for work, he lands a job at an auto repair shop and finds his sister a job at a nearby food truck. They also skirt the law—he steals hubcaps, she turns tricks at a truck stop—trying to save for their own food truck and the chance to escape life on the margins. (84 mins., digital video)

In Goodbye Solo, an improbable friendship is formed between a Senegalese taxi driver in Winston-Salem named Solo, and William, a depressed “good ol’ boy” whose best days have past. As they spend more time together (and William asks for a one-way ride to a steep natural landmark) a mutual respect is formed, framing two very different versions of the American dream. (91 mins., 35mm)

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