The Fifth Annual IAAC Film Festival, November 2-6
A stellar lineup this year that focuses on promoting emerging
talents from the Subcontinent and celebrating voices from the
The Opening Night Feature is Fox Searchlight’s new
asset, Deepta Mehta’s WATER, a controversial movie about the
plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in
the holy city of Varanasi.
The honorees for 2005 are Gurinder
Chadha, Madhur Jaffrey, Deepta Mehta and Shashi Tharoor.
Our other exciting screenings this year are Shonali Bose’s Amu,
where a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to
India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born;
Chicken Tikka Masala, a film on a gay man’s attempts to avoid his
family’s arranged marriage; Waterborne, a post 9/11 saga about three
sets of area residents banding together after a terrorist attack
against L.A.‘s water supply 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 Doc films.
There will be a special panel discussion on Nov 3 and After Parties for all attendees with the
cast/crew at the end of the day, so hold on to those ticket stubs!
For ticket and schedule information, please visit IAAC on the web at
www.iaac.us We look forward to seeing you there!
[a former member]
2005-10-21 10:00:54 UTC
Jun 24 2006