Closing Night- What’s the Deal?: Dance like it’s the last night of your life as we close out the fest! It’s just like Opening Night, but with a Grad Night feel- it’s all coming to an end, so everyone parties like it counts!
The Party Venue: The Roxbury in Hollywood
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The Deets on the Film:
Director: Prashant Bhargava
Stars: Seema Biswas, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sugandha Garg
Quick Plot: Under the kaleidoscope kite-filled skies of Ahmedabad, a family reunions brings out drama, painful past memories, and hope for a new beginning.
Quick Fact #1: Nawazuddin Siddiqui appears in a whopping four selections at this year’s fest- in addition to PATANG, he appears in Opening Night’s CHITTAGONG, audience choice anniversary retrospective BLACK FRIDAY, as well as WATCH INDIAN CIRCUS.
Quick Fact #2: This is the ultimate visual experience for film geeks and camera nerds- the visual aesthetic employs unique filmmaking techniques and Super 8mm style shooting, resulting in a storytelling experience where the how its told is just as important as the overall narrative.
Quick Fact #3: Seema Biswas is an IFFLA alum a few times over, having appeared in COOKING WITH STELLA and WATER. She’s a mainstay of parallel and Indian arthouse cinema, and will be in the upcoming adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.
Intrigued? Peep the trailer!
Quick Fact #4: PATANG is down-to-earth and real, without veering into the pretentious. It wowed audiences at Berlin International Film Festival, and has been delighting audiences the world over.
Quick Fact #5: The film is a color journey- it doesn’t skimp on displaying vibrant expression of hues in contrast to the often murky dustiness of real life. It was an official selection of Ebertfest.
Who should go: Anyone who wants to get their gala on! Remember, galas are the only IFFLA events where your ticket price gets you into the film and a rocking after party!
Tickets are $75 (includes film screening and reception).
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Stay tuned for more info on our regular, non-gala offerings!