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FIFTH ANNUAL IAAC FILM FESTIVAL: Indian Independent & Diaspora Films
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November 2-6, 2005.
    
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October 6, 2005:
The Fifth Annual IAAC Film Festival, November 2-6 is proving to be the most exciting ever!

A stellar lineup this year focuses on promoting emerging talents from the Subcontinent and celebrating voices from the Diaspora. The Opening Night Feature is Fox Searchlight's new asset, Deepta Mehta's WATER, a controversial movie about widows in India.  IAAC 2005 Honorees are Madhur Jaffrey, Deepta Mehta and Shashi Tharoor.

Among our other exciting screenings this year are Shonali Bose's Amu, on the assassination of Indira Gandhi; Chicken Tikka Masala, a film on a gay man's attempts to avoid his family's arranged marriage proposal; Waterborne, a post 9/11 saga by Smriti Mundhra. Complimenting them are some very compelling documentaries like Mystelle Brabee's Highway Courtesans, Academy Winner Born Into Brothels, Continuous Journey and Runaway Grooms by Ali Kazimi and a host of Short Narrative and Documentary films.

All films have post-screening discussions and filmmakers are encouraged to mingle with their audiences.  A special panel discussion has been scheduled (details TBA) as well as After Parties for all attendees with the cast/crew at the end of each day.

A special PRESS CONFERENCE has been scheduled with all the filmmakers on Wednesday October 26, 2005 at 3 pm at the Consulate of India.

For ticket and schedule information, please visit IAAC on the web at www.iaac.us

Regular Screening tix:

http://www.smarttix.com/package.aspx?showcode=IND64  or 212 868 4444. $10; Students/seniors $8.
Opening Night tix: www.iaac.us or 212 529 2347. $300 Gala.  $150 Screening only.
 
SCREENING SCHEDULE FOR THE FIFTH IAAC FILM FESTIVAL
2 NOV 05
WALTER READE THEATRE, LINCOLN CENTER.
6:00 PM Red Carpet & Cocktail Reception.
7:00 PM Opening Night Screening of Water by Deepa Mehta.
9:00 PM IAAC Annual Gala Dinner to Follow at Tavern on the Green.
 
3 NOV 05
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
Theatre 1 6:00 PM AMU by Shonali Bose
8:00 PM Cotton Mary by Ismail Merchant
Theatre 2 6:00 PM Panel Discussion BollyWood Bound - More info TBA
8:00 PM Doc 1 It's My Country Too by Ruhi Hamid
Merchant Princes of Bombay by Zafar Hai
 
4 NOV 05
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
Theatre 1 6:00 PM Chicken Tikka Masala by Harmage Singh Kalirai
8:00 PM Finding Preet by Priti Chowdhry
Theatre 2 6:00 PM Doc 2 Destination Bangalore by Jim Kerns
You be the Sky by Lavlin Thandani
8:00 PM Shorts 1 Coolie Gyal by Reneta Mohammad,
Dastar:Defending Sikh Identity by Kevin Lee
Rasikan Re by[O lover of life] by Pooja Kaul,
Sonni Sapna (beautiful dream) by Shaleen Sangha,
Thaniyory Manidhanukku by Arun Vaidyanathan,
Time and the Hour Run by Samir Patel
 
5 NOV 05
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
Theatre 1 1:30 PM Arya by Tirlok Malik
4:00 PM Doc 3 Born into Brothels by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman
6:00 PM   Kaya Tharan by Sashi Kumar
8:00 PM   Vishwathulsi by Sumathi Ram
Theatre 2 1:30 PM Doc 4 Highway Courtesans by Mystelle Brabee
4:00 PM Shorts 2 Drona's Challenge by Param Bhattacharya,
The Peace Tree by Mitra Sen,
Sita sings the blues by Nina Paley
A Song for Daniel by Jason DaSilva
6:00 PM Shorts 3 Aspiration by Tania James,
My Father's Eyes by Lisa Miller
Raisins not Virgins-Abdul by Labid Azia,
The Intruder by Rahul Das
Temporary Loss of Consciousness by Monica Bhasin
8:30 PM   Dancing in Twilight by Rakesh Vij
 
6 NOV 05
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
Theatre 1 1:30 PM Uttarayan/Journey to the Other Side by Bipin Nadkarni
4:00 PM Jeet by Lavlin Thadani
6:00 PM Closing Night Presentation of Waterborne by Smriti Mundhra
8:00 PM Closing-Night Awards
Theatre 2 1:30 PM Shorts 4 Call Center by Sunil Malhotra
India Spiceland by Rahul Das
Little Terrorist by Ashwin Kumar
Lunch on the Run by Simone Ahuja
Winter Trail by Pooja Kaul
4:00 PM Doc 4 Continuous Journey by Ali Kazmi
Runaway Grooms by Ali Kazmi
      

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