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MIAAC Film Festival's
HIDING DIVYA

in Theaters AUGUST 20th!

Special IAAC Screening: August 20, 2010 at 7 PM

at
Big Cinema(formerly ImagineAsian),
239 59TH Street at 2nd Ave, Manhattan, NY

Post screening discussion with cast and crew including Rehana Mirza, Madhur Jaffrey,
Deep Katadare, Pooja Kumar moderated by Aseem Chhabra.

Tickets: $12.50 General
  $9 Students/Seniors

Click on link to find a theater near you (theaters and showtimes to be updated):
http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=58596

Cast & Crew will be at select showtimes all opening weekend
- check HidingDivya.com for updates.

Shot in New York City and New Jersey, HIDING DIVYA tells the story of three generations of women and the taboos created in the South Asian American community from mental illness in the family. Inspired by true stories, the English-language drama is the debut feature from sister filmmakers Rehana Mirza (writer/director) and Rohi Mirza Pandya (producer) and stars Pooja Kumar (Bollywood Hero, Sita Sings the Blues), Deep Katdare (American Desi), and veteran actress Madhur Jaffrey (Cotton Mary, Shakespeare-Wallah) as Divya.  HIDING DIVYA opens in limited release in selected markets across the U.S. on August 20 and will open in New York at Big Cinemas Manhattan.

 
Title: HIDING DIVYA
Release Date: August 20
Writer/Director: Rehana Mirza
Producer: Rohi Mirza Pandya
Cast: Pooja Kumar, Madhur Jaffrey, Deep Katdare, Madelaine Massey, Kunal Sharma, Stu Richel,
and Olivia Ordway Guerrieri
Cinematographer: Renato Falcào
Editor: Michelle Botticelli
Production Designer: Arati Nath
Music: Samrat Chakrabarti
Executive Producers: Gitesh Pandya, Deep Katdare, and Vijay Vaidyanathan
Associate Producers: Meetu Chilana, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Dr. Kavita Gupta
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 82 minutes
Rating: N/R
Distributor: Net Effect Media
Release Pattern: Limited
Trailer: http://www.hidingdivya.com/trailer.html
Web Site: http://www.hidingdivya.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hiding-Divya/27119201068

CAST:

Pooja Kumar as Palini "Linny" Shah
Madhur Jaffrey as Divya Shah
Deep Katdare as Ravi Das
Madelaine Massey as Jia Shah
Kunal Sharma as Daniel
Stu Richel as John Cooper (Uncle John)
Olivia Ordway Guerrieri as Young Linny

SYNOPSIS:

Filmmaker Rehana Mirza tackles the taboo of mental illness in the South Asian American community in her writing and directorial feature debut. HIDING DIVYA provides a rare, realistic and poignant glimpse into the lives of three generations of women - Divya Shah (Madhur Jaffrey) whose bipolar illness has been denied and covered up for years; her rebellious daughter, Linny (Pooja Kumar), who ran away from home as an unwed teen; and Linny's 16-year-old daughter, Jia (Madelaine Massey), whose emotional turmoil is buried under a veil of secrecy. Combining the deft humor of Mirza's award winning shorts with the philosophical twists of her acclaimed theatre plays, the film tells a story of denial, shame, guilt and love.

 
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