New York Indian Film Festival 2015

May 4 - 9, 2015

NYIFF Director's Notes
Musa Syeed's Valley of Saints which had a special screening at NYIFF in 2012 opens on Friday, January 9 for a week in New York City.
Valley of Saints
Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
After winning several awards, including the Audience Award at Sundance and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Cinematography, the Kashmiri-American film Valley of Saints is finally being released. Made in Kashmir under a military curfew, the film is a romance between a working-class boatman and the beautiful scientist researching his lake home, all set against the political instability of the region. Watch the new trailer!

Kashmiri-American director Musa Syeed and his crew will be on hand for Q&As after evening screenings. A portion of all proceeds will go to CHINAR's Kashmir Flood Relief Fund.

NY Theatrical Premiere
Jan 9-16, 2015
Quad Cinemas (34 West 13th Street)
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"A lyrical, tender romance." -Hollywood Reporter
"A work of sheer beauty." -Tehelka

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Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur which was the Closing Night film at NYIFF 2012 opens on January 16th in theatres nationwide.
Considered one of the greatest Indian films of all-time, the award-winning epic GANGS OF WASSEYPUR will release in US theaters next week on January 16 allowing cinema lovers nationwide to enjoy the controversial masterpiece on the big screen for the first time.

Mesmerizing audiences at both the Cannes and Sundance film festivals, GANGS OF WASSEYPUR is director/writer/producer Anurag Kashyap’s ambitious and extraordinary blood-and-bullets fueled crime saga that charts 70 years in the lives - and spectacular deaths - of two mafia-like families fighting for control of the coal-mining town of Wasseypur, India. The acclaimed film is produced by Guneet Monga (The Lunchbox) and presented by Adi Shankar (producer of the number one box office hits Lone Survivor and The Grey.)

Cinelicious Pictures will release Part 1 of GANGS OF WASSEYPUR on January 16 for an exclusive one-week-only run at several AMC theaters across the U.S. Part II will release in the same theaters the following week on January 23, also for one week only. In New York City, the full film will play at the prestigious Lincoln Center opening on January 16 for one week. This special event is not to be missed by anyone who is a lover of Indian cinema.

GANGS has been honored with National Awards, Filmfare Awards, and has also won the Times of India Award for Best Film. It is currently rated 100% by Rotten Tomatoes and is the only Indian film from this decade to make IMDB’s ranking of the Top 250 global films of all-time.

Anurag KashyapGANGS premiered in New York at the 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival in 2012. Director Anurag Kashyap flew in from a standing ovation in Cannes especially for this screening and the post-Screening discussion.
The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is the oldest, most prestigious film festival in the USA, screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about every country in the Indian subcontinent in the Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. Five days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremony, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain & educate North Americans about the real India, give filmmakers a platform to tell their stories, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City. Please visit:!

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