Because It’s Going To Rain All Weekend

Film still from Parzania (Serene Picture Classics)

Tribeca may be grabbing all the A & E headlines in New York, but there’s another festival in town this weekend.

The exhibition “India Now,” a “series of nine features and two shorts,” is currently being featured at the Museum of Modern Art.

Joshua Siegel, assistant curator of film at the MoMA, tells The New York Times that the festival hopes “not to be encyclopedic, but to give a sense of the range and of the genres” of contemporary Indian film.

To look for: Buddhadev Dasgupta’s Kaalpurush, a tender, “intimate portrait of a father, his son and the women in their lives.” The film can be seen tomorrow night (April 25) at The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater.

Also being screened, the critically-acclaimed Parzania, a true story of a little boy navigating the chaotic Gujarati riots of 2002.

Omkara (director Vishal Bhardwaj’s desi reimagining of Shakespeare’s Othello) will satisfy the Bollywood lover in you. Starring Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Bipasha Basu, it is a great way to spend this Friday evening. Or Sunday evening.

For more information on “India Now,” go here.

April 24, 2007
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