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SHOWING 23 FILMS FROM INDIA

AAMIS

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Bhaskar Hazarika
  • Country: India
Married Niri (Lima Das) shares a forbidden passion with Sumon (Arghadeep Baruah), who introduces her to a world of fresh, wild, meat-based delicacies. But as their unconsummated desire mounts, the two are pushed inexorably towards transgression and taboo. |Read More
Drama, Food

BLIND CAMEL

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Country: India
It isn't easy to cross the border between Pakistan and India -- even for a camel. The only Indian film to win an award at this year's Golden Elephant International Children's Film Festival at Hyderabad, Blind Camel tells the enchanting story of a child who unwittingly crosses the border from India into Pakistan in pursuit of his stray camel herd. |Read More

HIDDEN

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: India, USA
There are currently more people living in slavery than at any other time in human history. One such family has been enslaved in a rock quarry in southern India for 10 years—over a paltry debt of $70 USD. Indian government representatives, supported by the human rights group International Justice Mission, plot a daring raid to free the family. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

KITE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Prashant Bhargava and Prashant Bhargava
  • Country: USA, India
A family saga set against the colorful spectacle of the Uttarayan, India's largest kite festival, The Kite is a kaleidoscopic whirlwind of energy, romance, and turmoil. A businessman arrives in Ahmedabad for a surprise visit to his once grand family home, bringing with him his daughter and some unexpected news for the family's future. Amongst the flurry of preparations and the energy of the festival itself, the transformative and intersecting tales of six characters unfold. |Read More
Drama

LITTLE TERRORIST

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Ashvin Kumar
  • Country: U.K., India
Jamal, a 10-year-old Muslim Pakistani mistakenly crosses the border between India and Pakistan, finding an unusual ally in a Hindu Brahmin, Bhola. Indian soldiers descend on Bhola's village searching for the 'terrorist' who crossed over. While Bhola's niece Rani insists they can't let a Muslim into their Hindu home. As Bhola and Rani grapple with the dangerous consequences of harboring a Pakistani coupled by the duo's deep-set prejudice against Muslims, Jamal puts his faith and hope in the power of humanity, and it's ability to unite a people separated by artificial boundaries a long time ago. Based on a true story. |Read More

MADLY

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, and Natasha Khan
  • Country: USA, U.K., India, Australia, Argentina, Japan
Madly is an international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations. Directed by some of the most vibrant filmmakers working today, the six stories in Madly portray contemporary love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

MARATHON BOY

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Gemma Atwal and Gemma Atwal
  • Country: USA, U.K., India
Gemma Atwal's fascinating and dynamic epic follows Budhia, a four-year-old boy plucked from the slums of India and trained as a marathon prodigy by Biranchi Das, a larger-than-life judo coach who runs an orphanage in the eastern state of Orissa. But over the next five years and dozens of marathons, Budhia's roller-coaster journey turns from an uplifting story of promise and opportunity to one of greed, corruption, and broken dreams. |Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary

NEWTON

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Amit V Masurkar
  • Country: India
India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election—and with more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. With disarming charm, this film probes the nature of democracy as Newton, a young, idealistic office worker, becomes the torch bearer for political fairness when he volunteers to head up a polling station in the deepest jungle for 76 remote voters. |Read More
Drama, Comedy

NOISE REDUCTION II: CHINATOWN

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Rahee Punyashioka
  • Country: India
The lament over the ‘death’ of film is re-enacted digitally, as the screen-as-landscape reacts to the material exegeses of film—scratches, splices, sprockets, dust etc.—that are digitally [de/re]constructed, in (im)probable verisimilitude to Celluloid. The sound design, text, and voice-over contribute to the film experience, as it simultaneously criticizes it.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma |Read More
Experimental

POWERLESS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar
  • Country: India
Would you risk your life to flip a switch? In Kanpur, India, putting oneself in harm’s way to deliver electrical power is all too common. Powerless sheds light on the opposing corners of this political ring, from an electrical Robin Hood tapping wires for neighbors to the myopic utility company whose failure to understand economics forces it deeper into financial disarray. This vibrant exposé gives a whole new meaning to the words “power struggle.” |Read More
Female Director(s), Crime, Documentary

RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 128 minutes
  • Directed By: Mira Nair
  • Country: USA, India, Pakistan
Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake) returns with another spellbinding adaptation of a celebrated bestseller. Pakistan-born Changez (Riz Ahmed) turns a Princeton degree into a cushy life on Wall Street with a gorgeous girlfriend (Kate Hudson). Then the Twin Towers fall, and his American dream shatters amid interrogations and overwhelming national distrust. He soon questions his allegiances, as this thriller exposes the dangers of being a stranger in your own land. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Relationships

RIVER

  • Release Year: 1951
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Country: USA, India
A not-to-be-missed screening of a recent restoration, which returns one of the most memorable and lovely color films of all time to its original glow. A group of English colonials on the banks of the Ganges gradually succumb to India's eternal perspectives. Renoir's images flow with the same languor as the metaphorical river. In English. |Read More
Drama

ROAD, MOVIE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Dev Benegal and Dev Benegal
  • Country: USA, India
Loath to take over the family hair-oil business, young Vishnu jumps at the chance to drive his uncle's beat-up Chevy truck across India to its new owner. The young runaway, wandering old entertainer, and beautiful woman he picks up along the way make for a magical journey that will change Vishnu's life. With the sumptuous landscape of India as his canvas, director Dev Benegal paints a delightfully original road movie. |Read More

SALIM BABA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Tim Sternberg
  • Country: USA, India
Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten he has made a living screening discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhoods using a hand-cranked projector that he inherited from his father. A pragmatic businessman as well as a cinephile, Salim runs is moviecart with his sons in the hopes that they will carry on his legacy of showing films to the local children. |Read More
Documentary

STORY OF THE RED HILLS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Directed By: Remo
  • Country: India
The story of a disheartened dancer and a disabled boy--both of whose lives are transformed by the magic and power of Chhou, a traditional Bengali dance of great spectacle and color-is recounted movingly, if improbably, by a renowned Bollywood choreographer. |Read More