New York Indian Film Festival To Spotlight Gurinder Chadha

NEW YORK: The 14th Annual New York Indian Film Festival will put the spotlight on British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of her acclaimed film "Bhaji On The Beach".

The six-day festivities at the oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America from May 5-10 will also include a retrospective of the filmmaker's documentaries, according to the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC).

After a star-studded opening night red carpet premiere at the Skirball Centre for Performing Arts, festival screenings, centrepiece, retrospective and special events will take place throughout the week at the Village East Cinemas.

The closing night selection to be followed by the annual awards ceremony and after-party would be held at Skirball Center for Performing Arts.

Final film selections will be announced by early April with tickets going on sale April 15.

Chadha of "Bend It Like Beckham" fame will be in attendance. Her acclaimed film "Bhaji On The Beach" is about a group of women of Indian descent taking a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool.
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Source: IANS