Aero Theatre
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Sun, Apr 21, 2013
7:30pm
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CROSSING BORDERS: A TRIBUTE TO DEEPA MEHTA
Double Feature!
WATER / BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD
WATER
2005, Fox Searchlight, 117 min, Canada/India, Dir: Deepa Mehta

Eight-year-old Chuyia (Sarala Kariyawasam) is a child bride in India in 1938 when her husband dies; custom dictates that widows live out their lives in poverty and penitence. Sent to an ashram, her youthful presence galvanizes the other residents, inspiring one to - tragically - test the waters of love again. This poetic final film in director Deepa Mehta’s Elemental Trilogy earned well-deserved comparisons to the work of Satyajit Ray as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film. “Exquisite ... Shifting between romantic melodrama and spiritual inquiry, WATER flows with the simplicity of a fairy tale.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times. In Hindi with English subtitles.


BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD
2002, Magnolia Pictures, 105 min, Canada, Dir: Deepa Mehta

Writer-director Deepa Mehta deviates from her usual subject matter of pressing issues in Indian society to turn the camera toward more lighthearted fare: Bollywood cinema. Both a love letter to and a parody of the bombastic Bollywood tradition, this music-filled romantic romp gleefully embraces the clichés of the genre as it plays off of classic Shakespearean comedies of mistaken identity. In English, and Hindi and Spanish with English subtitles.


Aero Theatre • Sun, Apr 21, 2013 • 7:30pm
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