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3rd Annual Dallas South Asian Film Festival Nov 5th-Nov 8th
« on: November 05, 2004, 12:24:08 PM »
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3rd Annual Dallas South Asian Film Festival runs Nov 5th - Nov 8th
 
The 3rd Annual Dallas South Asian Film Festival kicks off on November 5th with the Dallas premiere of Cosmopolitan, at the Everest Theaters in Irving. From the writer of Monsoon Wedding and the director of the international award-winning film Chutney Popcorn; Cosmopolitan tells the story of a man who turns to the magazine as his guide to woo another woman after his wife leaves him.

 
The festival closes with a special reception at the Dallas Museum of Art on Monday November 8th with a screening of the classic Satyajit Ray film - Jalsa Ghar (The Music Room). Screened in Dallas for the very first time on a 16mm black and white print, this is vintage cinema at its very best. This film is a about a music loving zamindar who refuses to change with the times. Made in 1958, this film is an excellent example of Satyajit Ray's ability to evoke mood. The desolation of the crumbling palace is the perfect visual metaphor for Huzar's inner state. For fans of Ray's work, this is a must-see example.

The screening will be preceded by a special Sitar Performance by Amelia Maciszewski, who will also introduce us to some basic concepts about Hindustani Classical music.

See schedule for a listing of events. Visit http://dsaff.org or call 214-292-9492 for more details. Festival passes are available at http://dallas.eknazar.com.

 
Schedule
 
Friday, Nov 5 at Everest Theaters
8:00pm             Cosmopolitan
10:00pm           Khwab (Awakened Dream)
 
Saturday, Nov 6 at Everest Theaters
1:00pm             Kotreshi Kanasu(*) (Kotreshi's Dreams) [/ib]
4:00pm             The Final Solution
8:00pm             Cosmic Current
9:00pm             DSAFF Shorts Collection(*)
 
Sunday, Nov 7 at Everest Theaters
1:00pm            Baaja
3:00pm             Malli
5:00pm             Guria, Gossip and Globalization(*)
7:00pm             Reinventing the Taliban
8:00pm             Patriot Acts
9:00pm             Gulabi Aaina (The Pink Mirror)
10:00pm           Many People Many Pleasures
 
Monday, Nov 8 at Dallas Museum of Art
7:00pm             Sitar by Amelia Maciszewski
7:30pm          Satyajit Ray's Jalsaghar (The Music Room)
9:15pm             Closing Remarks
                        DSAFF Audience Choice Award Announcement
                        Wine and o'dourves Reception w/ live classical Indian music
                        Asian Art Exhibit open for DSAFF audience

(*) - Director in attendance.

About the Films
Jalsaghar (the music room) - a classic Satyajit Ray film about a music loving Zamindar who refuses to change with the times. First ever screening in Dallas, if you love classical Hindustani music - don't miss this movie!

Cosmopolitan - from the writer of Monsoon Wedding. After he loses his his wife Gopal reinvents himself using Cosmopolitan magazine as his guide.

Reinventing the Taliban - viewed through the eyes of a Pakistani Muslim woman, this film examines the rise of religous fundamentalists.

Malli - directed by Santosh Sivan (The Terrorist) this is a delightful children's tale about a little girl searching for a cure for her friend.

Baaja - awarded best children's film at 50th Indian National Film Awards.

Gulabi Aaina (the pink mirror) - banned in India for its gay content this Hindi film on drag queens has played at over 35 festivals.

Final Solution - a documentary banned in India, that examines the politics of hate set in the aftermath of the 2002 Hindu/Muslim violence in Gujarat.

and many many more ...
including our famous DSAFF Shorts Collection, Patriot Acts, Cosmic Current, Guria Gossip & Globalization, Many People Many Desires and Khwab. Visit our web site for more details about each film at http://www.dsaff.org.

 

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