(1998, color, 116 minutes)
DATE: Saturday, November 3. TIME: 12 noon
|FESTIVALS: Sundance, Venice, Seattle, Srockholm,
Calcutta SYNOPSIS: "Side Streets" is set over twenty four
hours in the hottest day of the summer in the five boroughs
of New York- Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx
and Queens. Five tales are woven together with intercoimecting
lives and chance encounters.
DIRECTOR: Tony Gerber was bom
in New York City. His debut feature "Side Streets" had it's world
premiere at the Venice Film Festival and its U.S premiere at the
Sundance Film Festival. He recently won an Emmy Award for his
work as the Supervising Producer of AMC's "Behind the Screen".
A graduate in Film at Columbia University, Tony now teaches screenwriting
there. Gerber's next film is "Disobedience", produced by Christine
Vachon's Killer Films ("Boys Don't Cry").
CAST: Shashi Kapoor has starred
in over 250 films including "The Householder", "Shakespeare Wallah",
"Heat and Dust", "The Deceivers" and "In Custody". Kapoor now
runs the Prithvi Theater in Bombay, as well as Film Valas, which
has produced several award-winning films. Valeria Golino is one
of Italy's most popular stars best known for her roles in "Rain
Man";"Hot Shots!" "Immortal Beloved" and "Four Rooms." Shabana
Azmi is considered to be one of India's finest actresses. International
audiences know her work in "Madame Sousatzka", "City of Joy",
"Fire" and "In Custody". Art Malik, was bom in Pakistan and raised
in England. Well known for his performances in American and British
"The Jewel in tlie Crown", his film credits include "A Passage
India", "True Lies" and "City of Joy". Born in Zambia to Yugoslavian
parents Mirjana Jokovic wowed critics with her performance in
Emir Kusturica's "Underground". Her film credits include "Vukover"
and "New Jersey".