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Mississippi Masala | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

ISAS is proud to announce the 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership.

Our fifth Sarah Kailath Memorial lecture will be delivered by acclaimed film director Mira Nair.

Preceding Mira Nair's lecture on Sunday, May 7, we will be screening the following selected films from her vast collection:

Admission with Cal ID only. RSVP Information below

Wed, April 19 @ 5 pm in 10 Stephens Hall:
Mississippi Masala | New Directions in Indian Cinema
Mississippi Masala is a 1991 romantic drama film directed by Mira Nair, based upon a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, starring Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, and Roshan Seth. Set primarily in rural Mississippi, the film explores interracial romance between African Americans and Indian Americans in the United States.

RSVP for this film HERE

Other Mira Nair-related events below:

FILM SCREENING | Wed, April 5 @ 5:30 pm in 10 Stephens Hall:
The Reluctant Fundamentalist | New Directions in Indian Cinema
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a 2012 political thriller drama film based on the 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, directed by Mira Nair, starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in lead.

FILM SCREENING | Wed, April 12 @ 5 pm in 10 Stephens Hall:
The Namesake | New Directions in Indian Cinema
The Namesake is a 2006 Indian-American drama film which was released in the United States on 9 March 2007, following screenings at film festivals in Toronto and New York City.

FILM SCREENING | Wed, April 26 @ 5 pm in 10 Stephens Hall:
Queen of Katwe | New Directions in Indian Cinema
Queen of Katwe (2016) is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

FILM SCREENING | Wed, May 3 @ 5 pm in 10 Stephens Hall:
Monsoon Wedding | New Directions in Indian Cinema
Monsoon Wedding is a 2001 film that explores the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic, and comedic ways.

LECTURE | Sunday, May 7 @ 3 pm in Chevron Auditorium, International House:
The 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture by Mira Nair
This lecture series has been established in memory of Sarah Kailath (February 5 1941 - October 15, 2008), a long-time supporter of ISAS’s mission and activities and in whose name the center holds an endowed chair titled the "Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies.".

PLAY | Friday, May 5 to June 25 at the Berkeley Rep:
Monsoon Wedding: The Musical
Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous Monsoon Wedding to Berkeley Rep’s stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical.

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

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Please note that parking is not always easily available in Berkeley. Take public transportation if possible or arrive early to secure your spot.

RSVP online., 510-642-3608