New York Indian Film Festival 2017

April 30-May 7, 2017

Festival Pass: $250 general admission; $200 IAAC members.
Includes all regular screenings and special events, Centerpiece and Closing Night screenings & parties.
Does not include Opening Night & Shoot-a-Short Workshop.
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Lipstick Under my
Lipstick Under my
Lipstick Under my Burkha
Sunday, April 30, 6.00 pm.
Village East Cinemas, 2nd Avenue @ 12th Street, NYC

Screening Tickets: Red carpet, cocktail party, film screening, post-screening discussion.
$100 general admission; $75 IAAC members.
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Individual Gala Dinner Tickets: Red carpet, cocktail party, film screening, post-screening discussion, Gala dinner & dancing.
$500 general admission; $380 IAAC members.
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Lipstick Under My Burkha
New York City Premiere
2016 | India | 116 mins | Hindi (w/ English subtitles)
Directed by - Alankrita Shrivastava
Cast - Konkona Sen Sharma , Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur
Winner: The Spirit of the Asia Award (Tokyo International Film Festival), Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality (Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star), Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film (Festival International de Films de Femmes)

Post-screening discussion w/Director Alankrita Shrivastava & Aahana Kumra


Synopsis: Trapped in their own worlds, four women claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion In a small town in India. A burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. A 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Caught in a conservative society, these women set forth to break the mold, in search of a little freedom.

ShrivastavaAbout the Director: Alankrita Shrivastavais a feature film director and screenwriter from Mumbai, India with a penchant for telling women’s stories. She likes to explore the complex, interior world of women through her films. Alankrita has written and directed two feature films - Turning 30 (2011) and Lipstick Under my Burkha. She has worked on several Indian feature films including Raajneeti as an associate director and Khoya Khoya Chand as an Executive Producer. She has also director short films, documentaries and music videos.

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