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India Kaleidoscope: Celebrating India’s Regional Cinema

Nov 9 — Nov 12, 2017

Presented in collaboration with The India Center Foundation

The India Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF), now in its second year, presents film lovers with a chance to immerse themselves in the unique sights and sounds that make up the Indian regional, independent film landscape. These films, which explore the most relevant and pressing topics facing the subcontinent, are being made by today’s most progressive filmmakers working in regional languages.

Among the highlights of this year’s festival are the U.S. premieres of The Brawler by Anurag Kashyap and Pahuna, produced by Priyanka Chopra. There are three films from the country’s under-represented northeast region, and half of the Festival’s films are directed by women. Seven of the eight films will be U.S. or North American premieres.

The India Kaleidoscope 2017 programming committee includes Priya Giri Desai (The India Center Foundation), Ashok Sinha (The India Center Foundation), Priyadarshini Shanker (NYU Cinema Studies), Anupama Kapse (Loyola Marymount), Tristine Skyler (writer and producer), Ritesh Mehta (Film Independent), and Sudeep Sharma (film programmer), with additional programming support from Uma da Cunha and Christina Marouda (Museum of the Moving Image, IFFLA). The Festival Producer is Pulkit Datta (The India Center Foundation).

The Closing Night film, Cycle, will screen on Sunday, November 12 at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Theater, 247 W. 54 Street, Manhattan. All other screenings will take place in the Redstone Theater at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.

All Festival Pass (including Opening Night and all films) is available for $80. Purchase pass online.

A Partial Festival Pass (excluding Opening Night) is available for $55. Purchase pass online.