How can you find yourself
if no one can see you?
Towelhead follows the dark, bold and shockingly funny life
of Jasira, a 13-year-old Arab-American girl, as she navigates
the confusing and frightening path of adolescence when her
mother sends her to Houston to live with her Lebanese father.
"Who are you?" Jasira Maroun's strict, Lebanese-born father
asks. Jasira isn't sure. She's a typical 13-year-old.
And an Arab-American who's anything but typical to folks in
her Houston suburb. She's drawn to a boy at school.
And to a hubky, married Army reservist neighbor.
She's curious about sex. And clueless about relationships.
Then all these who are yous collide in a series of fateful,
emotional, frequently funny events, and Jasira's life
Oscar- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Alan Ball and a fine
cast headed by Aaron Eckhart, Toni Colette, Maria Bello
and newcomer Summer Bishil combine talents in a fresh,
honest coming-of-age story.
Who is Jasira? The answer, and answers, may surprise you.
The music is by Thomas Newman
and is not yet available on CD.
Warner Bros has released the DVD on December 30, 2008