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Indo-American Arts Council at Fifteen with Who's Who of South Asian Celebrities

Jim Luce | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Jim Luce

No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything...

Finding One's Own Truth: Irrfan Khan at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Anyone who has ever been to India doesn't need me to explain the incredible, mystical vibe of this great country. But to those who have yet to journey there and experience its beauty, its undeniable magnetism, its incredible culture and its depth of spirituality, I suggest watching an Irrfan Khan film.

NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year

Jim Luce | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU's Skirball Center last week, in the...

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
GalTime

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

The Best Things in Life Are Free: Little Zizou on Hulu

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Sooni Taraporevala's film Little Zizou -- which can be watched for free these days on Hulu -- always makes me yearn for my first true love: Bombay.

Popcorn Preview: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Cast includes: Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), Live Schreiber (Defiance), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Kiefer Suther...

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism -- a very different thing.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism - a ...

Movie Review, The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mira Nair's Mirror of American-Pakistani Relations

Caryn James | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Whatever its flaws, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is rich in drama and resonant with fraught cultural issues. It feels especially timely now, arriving so soon after the terror bombings in Boston and the aftermath of some ugly suspicions aimed at all Muslims.

Women Filmmakers Ready to Rock Toronto

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Now Toronto is upon us, with its brain-scrambling lineup of 300 films, a healthy 90 by women directors -- up more than 20 percent from last year's fest. Of the 17 high-profile Galas, 6 titles are by women.

Which Film Will Open The Venice Film Fest?

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 09.21.2012 | Entertainment

The 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival will open with the out-of-competition screening of Mira Nair's thriller "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," o...

New York Indian Film Festival Premieres Over Holiday Weekend

Jim Luce | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

A plethora of award-winning, controversial, and ground-breaking movies were presented to the New York City cognoscenti who attended this year's New York Indian Film Festival.

Doha Tribeca Film Fest 2011: Nadine Labaki's Latest, Antonio Banderas, and the Wonder of Black Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is the kind of event that can make all other film festivals seem unexciting.

Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art -- in Atlanta

Jim Luce | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Don Rubin and his wife Shelley have introduced an exceptional, personal collection of modern and contemporary South Asian art at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.

Reinventing The Bard: Rajat Kapoor's Hamlet -- The Clown Prince Tours the UK

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

My award for the most creative re-interpretation of Shakespeare goes to Indian filmmaker Rajat Kapoor's production of Hamlet -- The Clown Prince.

Can You Feel the Love?

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

After monthly food festivals featuring a seasonal harvest item, February -- the dead of winter month -- lends itself to our imagination... and for us, the crop is love.

South Asian Cinema Spotlighted in Fall Festivals

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Four festivals have taken place -- or will -- this Fall in New York City that showcase South Asian cinema or those from the South Asian diaspora. Of the four, I View Film Festival 2010, was the eye-opener -- no pun intended.

Live From the Toronto Film Festival: Saturday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The most persistent feeling one has at a big event like the Toronto International Film Festival -- other than the feeling of exhaustion -- is that you're somehow running behind.

A Woman's Touch: Ten Great Films From Female Directors

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Though film directing has been an overwhelmingly male preserve, there's an enduring legacy of women directors to celebrate. To prove my point, here are ten of my own favorite titles helmed by women.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

HuffPost Review: New York, I Love You

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What to make of omnibus/anthology films such as New York, I Love You? Do you judge them by the best of the short films contained within? Or by the wo...

Actor Hilary Swank Becomes a High Flying Aviator in Amelia

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Between the big smile, mouth full of teeth and unique vocal cadence, Swank fashioned such an uncanny facsimile of Earhart that Amelia is garnering awards talk even while still flying into theaters.

ReThink Review: Amelia -- Yup, It's a Biopic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I hardly knew anything about Earhart before seeing Amelia -- and I didn't feel like I knew much more when I left.

Review: Amelia

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Watching Amelia, a biopic of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, is like spending two hours reading a Wikipedia entry on the title character.

Parsis in Paris: Little Zizou in the Land of Zidane

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mira Kamdar

The film gets its name from the movie's protagonist, a motherless little boy who escapes both his self-absorbed and overbearing father by playing a computer soccer game featuring Zidane.