Tag Archives: Film

Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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“In Jackson Heights,” Most Diverse Neighborhood, Opens in NYC

Queens, N.Y.  Our friend NYC Councilmember Danny Dromm has invited the community to see a screening of In Jackson Heights, the new movie by famed documentarian Frederick Wiseman. This film provides an insider’s view into daily life in what is arguably the most diverse neighborhood in the world.  Danny says, “I am thrilled with its […]

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Film ‘He Named Me Malala’ Opens in NYC with IAAC

New York, N.Y.  The brilliant film ‘He Named Me Malala’ opens in Friday, October 2, exclusively at Lincoln Square and Sunshine theaters in new York City. Tickets here.     “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Following its premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, […]

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“Butterflies of Bill Baker” Winner of Best Narrative at Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA.  A new psychological drama, Butterflies of Bill Baker, starring Tony-nominee Will Chase (Nashville), Marin Hinkle (Madame Secretary), Sterling Jerins (The Conjuring, World War Z), and Zuzanna Szadkowski (Gossip Girl, Girls) has been released on DVD and VOD, including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Produced by I Laugh I Cry Films, the film […]

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Japan Society Relaunches ‘Monthly Classics’ Film Screenings

New York, N.Y. Japan Society’s Film Program resurrects Monthly Classics to give New Yorkers regular screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems or recent discoveries of Japanese cinema on the first Friday of every month. Slated for September 2015 through June 2016, the first season of Monthly Classics launches Friday, September 4, 7:00 pm with Japan’s […]

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Festival of New Japanese Film Opens thru NYC’s Japan Society, July 9-19

New York, N.Y.  North America’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, JAPAN CUTS presents the A to Z of new film made in and around Japan for its exciting and expanded ninth edition. Premiering a thrilling slate of blockbusters and independent features never before seen in NYC, JAPAN CUTS redefines itself with fresh sections on documentary, […]

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Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

With Jitin Hingorani. New York, N.Y.  While living and working in my comfortable American cocoon in December of 2012, I vaguely remember hearing about an Indian girl named Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was brutally gang-raped on a Delhi bus with a metal rod. My immediate reaction was: “Poor girl… what is happening to my country […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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