2007, 117 mins., 35mm. Directed by Mira Nair. With Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan. In one of her most vibrant and personal films, director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala) has made a richly textured adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's best-selling novel. The story of a Bengali family who seeks a new life in America, the film offers a fresh look at the universal conflict between the heritage of the old world and the allure of the new. Kal Penn, best known as the comic star of Harold & Kumar, gives a revelatory performance. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Mira Nair moderated by David Schwartz, Chief Curator. Made possible courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.
$18 Public/$12 Museum Members. Buy tickets online or call 718-784.4520.
Added by Remy on March 1, 2007