Escapist Cinema of South Asia

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Sister film festivals DFW South Asian Film Festival and NYC South Asian Film Festival proudly co-present a seven-week online film series called “Escapist Cinema of South Asia” to entertain, engage and educate cinephiles around the world who are observing shelter-in-place during the pandemic.

Every Saturday night (7 to 10 p.m. CDT) from May 16th to June 27th, audiences can live stream a festival-quality South Asian film(s) that will be curated around a specific theme.

For every person who registers, we will donate a 3-layer, microfiber mask in his/her/their name to NYC or Texas hospitals in need. Watch a film, save a life!

The line-up includes globally acclaimed films like:

Hellaro – During the Emergency in India, a group of suppressed women from a village in Kutch, find someone in the desert and their lives are changed forever.

3 Days To Go – When their father passes away, four grown siblings come together with their collection of husbands, wives, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Together this crazy family needs to survive each other, under one roof for 3 days, before they spread their father’s ashes and part ways again.

Venus – Venus, is the witty tale of Sid, a transitioning woman, whose life takes a surprising turn when a 14-year-old boy named Ralph arrives at her door with the surprising announcement that he is her son.

For the full line-up and tickets, check the full schedule here!

 

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