Ravi Kapoor’s The 5
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is back, this time celebrating its 10th anniversary, April 10-15, at Arclight Hollywood cinemas. IFFLA showcases the best in Indian alternate cinema and focuses on cultivating a diverse international audience for Indian films.
Opening Night Film: CHITTAGONG
Opening night is the world premiere of Bedabrata Pain’s drama CHITTAGONG and stars award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee (PINJAR). The film is set against the backdrop of 1930’s British-occupied Chittagong on the brink of a youth led revolution, and tells the story of 14-year-old Jhunka who comes of age as he is faced with the ultimate questions of sacrifice, love, and the quest for true freedom.
Closing night’s festivities will begin with the screening of director Prashant Bhargava’s richly woven award-winning drama PATANG. PATANG tells the story of Delhi businessman Jayesh and his daughter as they journey back to his childhood home in Ahmedabad for a family reunion during India’s largest kite festival. Under the kaleidoscope of colorful kite-filled skies, a Pandora’s box of family drama and past conflict is exposed. PATANG has become a festival favorite playing to sold-out audiences worldwide and is making its Los Angeles premiere at IFFLA.
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s THE TEMPLE (DEEOL)
Among the eight feature films screening will be India’s 2011 official submission in the Oscar™ foreign language category, Salim Ahmed’s poetic drama ABU, SON OF ADAM (ADAMINTE MAKAN ABU). US premieres include Rajan Khosa’s critically acclaimed GATTU which won a special mention this year at the 62nd Berlinale for capturing the ironies, the complexities and the vitality of India, and Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s inspirational satire THE TEMPLE (DEOOL).
Documentaries include the world premiere of Ruchika Muchhala and Faiza Khan’s fascinating look into Indian society with THE GREAT INDIAN MARRIAGE BAZAAR and the US premiere of Raffaele Brunetti’s MOTHER INDIA which intertwines four distinct stories about India’s booming fertility industry.
Back by popular demand are two shorts programs consisting of 13 films, including the world premiere of Anirban Roy’s AUDACITY (AASHPORDHA).
10th Anniversary Retrospective: LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS
In honor of its 10th year, the festival is bringing back three of its past award winners as part of a 10th ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE. Throughout 2011 the festival asked the public to vote online for their favorite film from the past decade. The films that received the most votes and selected by the public to be screened in the retrospective are past Jury Award winners for Best Narrative Feature UDAAN (2011) and BLACK FRIDAY (2005) as well as Audience Choice Award winner for Best Feature LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS (2008).
Bollywood by Night: AGENT VINOD
Also returning is the crowd pleasing BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHT sidebar which includes the highly anticipated AGENT VINOD directed by Sriram Raghavan and starring Bollywood superstars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor and Abhinay Deo’s DELHI BELLY produced by acclaimed Indian actor/director/producer Aamir Khan.
Source: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
TICKETS AND PASSES
The 10th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) runs April 10-15 at ArcLight Hollywood located at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd between Vine and Ivar. Festival and All Access passes may be purchased via the festival website.
Now in its 10th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry business executives and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. For more information: www.indianfilmfestival.org.
Meet our first Audrey Style Gal: Shai Chung of Drink on Shoes.
For the second half of our two-part interview with the guys of YTF, find out what they would be doing if YouTube didn’t exist, their childhood aspirations, the origins of their nicknames – and what special rituals they have during their concert tour.
If you missed our first interview, check it out here!
I’ve never been more tempted to crash a party after watching Meeghan Henry’s newest video, ‘Crash A Party’, which premiered on March 24, 2012. Unfortunately, I might have to wait a few more weeks to grow my nails out to blend in with Henry’s girl posse.
18-year-old Henry, born in Jakarta, Indonesia, came to the US at the age of four. Henry made a name for herself in Hollywood following the release of her debut single, “When I’m 18”, along with her first album in 2010.
On March 27, Meeghan’s premiere party rocked the city of streets of LA until the break of dawn at Exchange LA. “Crash A Party”’ is the first single from Henry’s second album that is set to be released in a few months.
Nathan Adrian after his win. Photo credit: cbssports.com
We have London 2012 on our mind here at Audrey – not to mention also on some of the Asian and Asian American athletes that will be competing this year’s Summer Olympics! However, a bit of very amusing came across our radar over the past week.
Update: A winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who participated!
Accessories are a must, including the tech sort. Transform your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad into a universal, stylish, colorful, user-friendly remote with the VooMote Zapper lifestyle-inspired dongle. SRP: $70 We’re giving one of these away to a lucky Audrey Magazine winner!
The VooMote Zapper details:
-Effortlessly converts your iOS device into a smart universal remote that controls virtually all of your A/V gear
-Light-weight design of dongle is the size of a paperclip for convenience and maximum pocket-ability
-Plugs into your 30-pin connector with ease; once free app is downloaded, control TVs, DVD players, and more
-TV Guide feature depicts your programming on your iPad graphically to view your favorite TV show schedules
-Customize the layout and look of your remote screen, and create macros that execute functions with one touch
-Available in a multitude of vibrant color, including: red, pink, blue, green, white, black
Read on to enter to win!
In previous years, Asian models and designers have been been taking large strides. For example, more than ever – we are beginning to see more Asian faces gracing the pages of the world’s top fashion magazines, walking the runways of renowned fashion designers (40% of the models walking were women of Asian descent during New York Fashion Week in February 2012), and featured in international ad campaigns for popular brands. Fashion designers of Asian descent have also been making a name for themselves, such as designer collaborations with national retail chains such as Target, H&M, and Macy’s. Follow our monthly series as we name the best of the best featuring Asians in Fashion.
Rise of South Asian Models: Vogue India‘s highlight on Alyssah Ali, Ashika Pratt, and Jessica Clarke
Photo credit: Asian Models Blog
When Karl Lagerfield made a stunning move to feature nine (yes, NINE) models of South Asian descent in Chanel’s Pre-Fall India-themed collection last year – it was nothing short of amazing. It’s well known that Lagerfield hasn’t featured a racially diverse group of models in his previous shows. Prior to the show, Lakshmi Menon was arguably the most popular model of South Asian descent (from India). But with this move, more South Asian models are fast becoming more popular in the fashion industry. Vogue India takes a strong note of this of course, featuring three fresh faces: Alyssa Ali (Indian-Trinidian-Candian, IMG), Ashika Pratt (Indian descent from New Zealand, Anima Creatives), and Jessica Clarke (Indian-Nigerian, Marilyn) – in this lovely spread (click on the image to see more pictures from the editorial!).
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Robert Lee, executive producer of new web series ‘The Ho’s on 7th Avenue,’ has always wanted to produce a show that features local businesses’ products in the storyline. The first episode of the comedy about this dysfunctional Asian American family introduces John Ho, the oldest of three adult siblings, who returns to his parents’ house to live with his brother Reagan and sister Lily after getting laid off, divorced, and losing everything. Where will John fit in, with his parents doing business in Asia as usual and his siblings without need for big brother?
Watch the first of seven episodes here and see if you can find a product woven in the story. What do you think of the series?
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