Date of Birth
20 March 1975, North Carolina, USA
Named as "US Stars of Tomorrow" by Screen International, January 2006.
Recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Subject of a 3 film retrospective at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in March 2009 in New York City.
Subject of a retrospective at the Harvard Film Archives in April 2009.
In 2009, legendary film critic Roger Ebert declared "Ramin Bahrani is the new great American director.".
Subject of a 2009 career retrospective at the International Film Festival of La Rochelle International in France.
Subject of a 2009 career retrospective at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Member of the Jury in The Venice Film Festival 2009.
[on communicating with the farming community in Iowa while filming 'At Any Price'] Two things struck me. The first was meeting a seller of genetically modified seeds. The second was the number of times I heard two expressions: 'expand or die' and 'get big or get out'.. We've raised this flagpole called success and if you don't salute that flag you are considered a failure. It made me think of Willy Loman and 'Death of a Salesman'.