The film festival complements the Center’s exhibition Beyond
Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the
Nation which is currently on view in the Natural History Museum. The short and feature-length films—which range from comedies to dramas—explore the daily lives of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans, as well as the cultural connections, exchanges and journeys between the U.S. and India.
The free Festival takes place from 1 – 9:15 PM at the Baird Auditorium of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Among the featured events, a conversation with Kal Penn and Sendhil Ramamurthy after the screenings of Brahmin Bulls and The Namesake.
* Meet the Patels (2014) at 1 p.m.
* Daadi (2013) at 2:30 p.m. This screening is followed by a
conversation with director David Stoler and starring actress Purva Bedi.
* Brahmin Bulls (2013) at 3:15 p.m. This screening is followed by
a conversation with director Mahesh Pailoor and starring actor Sendhil
* Basketball, Meri Jaan (2012) at 6:30 p.m.
* The Namesake (2006) at 6:30 p.m. This screening is followed by
a conversation with starring actor Kal Penn.
Indian American exhibition at Smithsonian Opens