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Need More of ‘The Bear’ Star Jeremy Allen White? Add His New Film ‘Fremont’ to Your Menu

So you’ve watched both seasons of The Bear – twice – and you’re looking for more from series star and Golden Globe winner Jeremy Allen White? SCREEN has you covered. The Bear fan favorite co-stars in a new indie feature, and it’s heading into theaters across the country this month. That film is the Sundance 2023 pick Fremont, and here is everything you need to know about the charming black-and-white masterpiece.

If you’re in Chicago (aka the filming hub of The Bear), you’ll be pleased to learn Fremont opens at the historic Music Box Theater on September 8th. Click here for tickets and showtimes.

If you’re outside of the Chicagoland area, no problem, there are plenty of other cinemas across the country presenting the film. Click here for the full slate of 20+ theaters bringing Fremont to their screens.

Your First Look at Fremont

Fremont centers on 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 a building with other Afghan immigrants and often dines alone at a local restaurant watching soap operas. Her routine changes when she’s promoted to writing the fortunes at her job at a fortune cookie factory in the city. 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.

Here is your first look at the Sundance pick…

Fremont is directed by Babak Jalali. The cast is led by Anaita Wali Zada (The Face Behind the Mask, Picture Bride, House of Sand and Fog), the aforementioned Jeremy Allen White of The Bear, and Gregg Turkington (Cursed Films, Deck of Cards, Mister America).

Here are a few production stills for you to check out on your way to the theater…

And one final note on that beloved FX series The Bear… If you’re late to the feast, all episodes of The Bear are now available on Hulu. Click here to enjoy the first and second seasons.

Season Two’s debut in June and the 70% spike in viewership, coupled with hearty servings of critical acclaim and Emmy nominations, have set the series soaring.

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