Aero Theatre
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Fri, Apr 19, 2013
7:30pm
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CROSSING BORDERS: A TRIBUTE TO DEEPA MEHTA
Double Feature!
FIRE / EARTH
FIRE
1996, Hamilton Mehta Productions, 104 min, Canada/India, Dir: Deepa Mehta

When originally released in India, director Deepa Mehta’s FIRE ignited a blaze of controversy for its portrayal of love between women within a patriarchal society. Though theaters were stormed by angry protesters, the film is not shock fodder but a sensitive look at two people stuck in empty marriages and looking for freedom. This delicate handling of a taboo subject creates a film that David Parkinson of Empire Magazine called “audacious, yet sensitive.” In Hindi with English subtitles.


EARTH
1998, Hamilton Mehta Productions, 110 min, Canada/India, Dir: Deepa Mehta

The second in a series of three films based on the elements, EARTH is an achievement of epic scope. Set in 1947, as India heaves violently forward toward independence, the film examines the life of Lenny, a young girl with polio who has grown up in a wealthy, nonpartisan family, and who must contend with the deep divisions, both personal and religious, that are beginning to scar her country. In Hindi, Gujarati, Panjabi, and Urdu with English subtitles.


Screening format: Digital
Aero Theatre • Fri, Apr 19, 2013 • 7:30pm
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