Mira Nair, filmmaker
Elvis Mitchell, interviewer
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
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7:00: Conversation with Mira Nair followed by the Mississippi Masala film screening
Mira Nair is the rare, prolific filmmaker who fluidly moves between Hollywood and independent cinema. After several years of making documentary films, Mira Nair made a stunning entry on to the world stage with her first feature, Salaam Bombay! (1988), now hailed as a classic. The film received more than 25 international awards, including an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Film, BAFTA, and the Camera D’Or (for best first feature) and Prix du Publique (for most popular entry) at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988.
Elvis Mitchell is the curator for the Film Independent/Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mississippi Masala (1991) A third-generation Ugandan Indian family residing in Kampala, is expelled from the country in 1972 by the Idi Amin regime. The father, Jay moves with wife, Kinnu and daughter, Mina) to Greenwood, Mississippi to live with family members who own a chain of motels there. In 1990, 24-year-old Mina, who cleans at Anil's family's motel (the Monte Cristo), falls in love with Demetrius, a local African American carpet cleaner.
The film runs approximately 118 minutes.
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Presented in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Special thanks to the New York Film Academy.