PROXY Spring Series: Fremont

Free outdoor movie screening of Fremont!

Directed by Babak Jalali, 2023 [not rated]

The fourth film from Iranian-American director Babak Jalali is an utter delight: a wry, Jarmuschian musing on the human connections and possibilities that spark in the most unexpected places.” – Wendy Ide  The Guardian

Beautiful and troubled 20-something Donya, an Afghan translator who used to work with the U.S. government, has trouble sleeping. She lives by herself in Fremont, California, in an apartment building with other Afghan immigrants and often dines alone at a local restaurant watching soap operas from back home. Her routine changes when she’s promoted to writing the fortunes at her job at a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. As her fortunes are read by strangers throughout the Bay, Donya’s smoldering longing drives her to send a message out to the world, unsure where it will lead.


About the PROXY Spring Series

Lovingly curated and produced by ENVELOPE, these FREE evening film screenings at the PROXY Walk-In Theater begin at dusk with ‘doors’ opening at 7:15 PM. Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a Fort Point Beer (or cider) and non-alcoholic tonics from our very own Juice Shop. All proceeds from beverage sales support outdoor cinema at PROXY!

At PROXY, we celebrate diversity both on the screen, behind the camera, and in the audience. Ensuring access to all in our community is a priority. Our screenings are relaxed gatherings and have English SDH captioning or subtitles available upon request where noted. Please reach out to for availability or if you have other specific needs or questions!

If you’ve never been to one of our free outdoor films, please make sure to check out our tips for enjoying watching movies outside at PROXY!