Laughing Club of India

Indian Cabaret


Mira Nair's

"The Laughing Club of India"
Indian Cabaret

3 pm. Saturday, Nov. 8th

"The Laughing Club of India" is a documentary that explores the power of laughter through the strangely popular phenomenon of laughing clubs in contemporary Bombay.

Founded by a medical doctor, Madan Kataria, these clubs bring hundreds of people together, beyond caste or class, to laugh for 40 minutes each day.

USA/India 2000. 35 Minutes

"Indian Cabaret" is a A documentary exploring the "respectable" and "immoral" stereotypes of women in Indian society told from the point of view of 2 strip-tease dancers in a cabaret house in Bombay.

Broadcast internationally on PBS in the USA, Channel Four in England, and on Swedish, German, Finnish and Zimbabwean television.

USA/India. 1986. 60 Minutes

Time: Saturday, November 8th. 3:00 PM

Location: Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (@ 2nd Street)
New York City



  About Us   Current Events   NewsLetter   Tickets  Membership/Contributions   Events Archive
Art   Books   Dance   Fashion   Film   Music   Theatre