Date(s) - Jul 26, 2018
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In Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema, Danny Ben-Moshe tells the compelling tale of Jewish actresses with last names like Myers and Abraham who performed under exotic pseudonyms like Sulochana, Miss Rose, Pramila and Nadira. Products of the Baghdadi Jewish and India’s Bene Israel communities, these women rose from obscurity to become national celebrities. Featuring interviews with descendants as well as making imaginative use of archival film footage, animation and a true Bollywood soundtrack, Ben-Moshe highlights how these female cinematic pioneers carved their own paths in Bollywood while also retaining a deep connection to their heritage.
Also shows on July 21 at Castro Theater in SF, Aug 4 at Smith Rafael Theater in San Rafael, and Aug 5 at Piedmont Theater in Oakland.