My Name Is Khan (2010, 126 min., India)
with screenwriter Shibani Bathija
Q and A will follow
Thursday, May 6th 6:00PM
Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street, New York
Moderated by Richard Allen, Chair of NYU Cinema Studies
Screening cosponsored by:
NYU Cinema Studies
and NYU Film and Television’s Directors Series
Released in America earlier this year, My Name is Khan has already become the second-highest grossing Bollywood film in US history. See it again, or for the first time, with screenwriter Shibani Bathija in attendance to answer questions about the film.
This event is free and open to the public.
Rizvan Khan, a muslim man from India, moves to San Francisco and lives with his brother and sister-in-law. Rizvan, who has Aspergers, falls in love with Mandira. Despite protests from his family they get married and start a small business together. They are happy until September 11, 2001 when attitudes towards muslims undergo a sea-change. When tragedy strikes, Mandira is devastated and they split. Rizvan is confused and very upset that the love of his life left him. To win her back, he embarks on a touching and inspiring journey across America.
MY NAME IS KHAN is the triumphant story of an unconventional hero overcoming obstacles to regain the love of his life.
Official Website: http://www.mynameiskhanthefilm.com/
MY NAME IS KHAN at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188996/