Gerald Wright's Movie Coverage
8th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival
(November 5 - 9, 2008)
The MIAAC Film Festival is headed by The Indo-American Arts Council a not for profit, secular service and resource arts organization charged with the mission of promoting and building the awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian and cross-cultural art forms in North America.
The IAAC supports all artistic disciplines in the classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. They work cooperatively with colleagues around the United States to broaden their collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding.
The opening night film is Heaven On Earth, directed by Deepa Mehta. This film is a powerful and visceral movie that boldly inhabits many planes: from Indain mythology, to magic realism, to the world of Indian immigrants in Canada.
The centerpiece film of the festival is Slumdog Millionaire, co-directed by Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan (U.S. Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures). This a film based on a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy about a underdog clawing his way out of a Dickensian world of shadows.
Closing the festival is Little Zizou
FOR THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE AND MORE INFORMATION GO TO http://www.iaac.us/MIAAC2008