Thursday, April 11, 2013

2013 Indian Film Festival, Los Angeles (video)

Wisdom Quarterly; Pacifica Radio Los Angeles (,
This is IFFLA's 2013 LINE UP. Opening and Closing Gala tickets are available. 2013 Industry Leadership Awards honorees have been announced. Tickets and Tables are on sale. IFFLA Jury and Panel Discussions have been announced... More

HOLLYWOOD, CA - The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 2013 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films ...reflects the rich diversity of Indian cinema, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, as well as the future of Indian filmmaking, with cutting-edge filmmakers bringing their acclaimed films to Los Angeles.
Highlights include a special screening of Mira Nair’s THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, a political thriller based on the New York Times bestseller with a star-studded cast.

MISS LOVELY by Ashim Ahluwalia, a dark look at the seedy underbelly of Bollywood C-movies and soft-porn during the 1980’s, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes last year.

Deepa Mehta’s MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is the 2013 closing night feature film.

PEDDLERS, Vasan Bala’s directorial debut, which premiered at the 2012 International Critics' Week, a crime thriller following the desperation of young drug runners who are merely looking to survive; SHAHID, based on the true story of Shahid Azmi, a human rights activist murdered in India in 2010, directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Guneet Monga and Anurag Kashyap.
Sundance and Berlin favorite SALMA, directed by Kim Longinotto, is a documentary about one South Indian woman's courageous journey in the face of mass oppression.

The opening and closing night red-carpet galas are Anurag Kashyap’s GANGS OF WASSEYPUR opening the festival, while Deepa Mehta’s MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN will feature as the closing night film.
The festival is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. Celebrating its 11th year, IFFLA will run April 9 to 14 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, the festival’s home since its inception. More

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