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Emerging Pictures and Varija Films present VANAJA. After winning a remarkable 16 awards from over 82 film festivals in 35 countries around the world, the acclaimed film VANAJA will begin its theatrical run in the Bay Area on Friday, October 5, 2007 at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. Writer-director Rajnesh Domalpalli will speak to audiences at select shows: at Lumiere on Fri 10/5, both evening shows, and at Shattuck on Sat 10/6 at late afternoon and early evening shows:
specific times tba on 10/2 at www.landmarktheatres.com

Vanaja (Mamatha Bhukya) is a beautiful but impulsive 15-year-old girl from a lower caste in rural South India, who yearns to become a dancer. She manages to get herself hired as a maid in the household of a legendary retired mistress of Kuchipudi dance, hoping to pursue her dream. All goes well until the handsome ne'er-do-well son of the household (Karan Singh) returns home, and naïve Vanaja catches his eye, with tragic consequences. Lithe young Bhukya, who studied dance for a year for the role, is wonderful as Vanaja in this enchanting film filled with exquisite dancing, music and song. For more info visit www.vanajathefilm.com

Official Website: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets

Added by landmark on October 1, 2007

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