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OPENING NIGHT

MIAAC FILM FESTIVAL
(Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival)

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: NOVEMBER 5, 2008

Deepa Mehta's

HEAVEN ON EARTH

HEAVEN ON EARTH

OPENING NIGHT
HEAVEN ON EARTH
Deepa Mehta, Canada, 2008; 106 min. NY Premiere.
In Punjabi, English, English subtitles.
  
Cast: Preity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj, Balinder Johal, Gourrav Sihan, Ramanjit Kaur, Rajinder Singh Cheema, Orville Maciel, Geetika Sharma, Yanna McIntosh
  
Synopsis: Deepa Mehta's powerful and visceral Heaven on Earth boldly inhabits many planes: from Indian mythology to magic realism to the world of Indian immigrants in Canada. Inspired in part by Naga Mandala by the eminent Indian playwright Girish Karnad, Mehta’s disturbing yet ultimately uplifting story is of Chand (Preity Zinta in an unusual role), a beautiful young bride imported into a off-kilter web of familial relationships. Her husband turns cold and horrifically tempered, and an isolated, abused Chand retreats to seek refuge in an inner world of fantasy. In drawing a chilling portrait of Chand’s divided mental state, Mehta portrays a series of psychological transformations rarely seen in film treatments of immigrants to the West. Produced by David Hamilton. Featuring Preity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj, Balinder Johal, Gourrav Sihan, Rajinder Singh Cheema.
  
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Screening Venue:
Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Wednesday, November 5 at 6 PM.

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HEAVEN ON EARTH

HEAVEN ON EARTH

WITH
LUNGIMAN TAKES A RIDE
LUNGIMAN TAKES A RIDE
Peter Yesley. India, 2008, 5 min. World Premiere
Tamil, with English subtitles.
  
Synopsis: A poor Indian villager runs into problems getting to his daughter’s wedding, until he happens to meet an up-and-coming software engineer. With Dheena Chandra Dhas, Satish Kumar.
  
Screening Venue:
Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, November 5 at 6 PM.
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