10th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council
SVA Silas and Beatrice Theaters
333 West 23 Street New York City
Sunday, November 14th 2010
SVA Silas Theatre
Red Carpet and Cocktails: 5:00 PM
Screening: 6:00 PM
Tickets: $25 ($22 with valid student/senior ID, or discount code)
COOKING WITH STELLA
Directed by DILIP MEHTA
INDIA, 2010, 104 min. NY Premiere.
English & Hindi, (with English subtitles)
Cast: Seema Biswas, Don McKeller, Lisa Ray
Stella, in service to Canadian diplomats in New Delhi is brilliant as a cook – and brilliant at creatively padding her salary. A newly posted Canadian diplomat and her husband Michael, a chef back home in Ottawa, arrive with their baby. Stella agrees to be his “cooking guru”. Michael learns many important lessons from his teacher, including glorious traditional South Indian cooking. But the cozy domestic set-up implodes when an honest nanny joins the household one day.
Directors DILIP MEHTA:
Dilip Mehta was born in New Delhi and is a Canadian citizen. He has a long and distinguished career as a photojounalist. His proactive, five-year coverage of the Bhopal Gas tragedy won him numerous prizes including the World Press and Overseas Press Awards. His work has been published in The New York Times, Fiharo, Newsweek, National Geographic, Geo, Stern, The London Sunday Times, Time, and also in the multi-country, award-winning “Day in the Life” series. Dilip’s documentary The Forgotten Woman, about widows in contemporary India, premiered at the 2008 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. The Forgotten Woman has been invited to over 16 international festivals, and continues to win accolades and audience awards. Dilip has himself been the subject of a documentary: The Phtojournalism of Dilip Mehta, co produced by CBC and Channel 4, UK.