Friday, October 14, 2016

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. 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
October 20th - 27th, 2016

The Screening Schedule
   Discovering India section

Opening Film
Deepa Mehta’s ‘Anatomy of Violence’ 
93 mins, Canada

1st  Screening 
October  21, Friday , PVR Icon - Audi 3,  8:55 pm  
Attending -   available for interviews   
Executive Producer/Workshop  Collaborator  Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry
Actors Zorawar Shukla, Rocky, Jagga Ramanjit Kaur

Festivals  2016 Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8 - 18),
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland (Sept 29 - Oct 9 )

From Canada, the celebrated Deepa Mehta narrows her focus in her film "Anatomy of Violence” to a bare-boned, hard-hitting fictionalised enactment of what led to the brutalisation of a young woman by six rapists in a moving private bus in Delhi.
2nd Screening
October 24, Monday, PVR Phoenix - Audi 4,  2:30 pm


Bettina Ehrhardt’s
 Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds
88 mins, Germany  

1st  Screening 
October  22, Saturday,  PVR Phoenix - Audi 4, 10:45 am

Attending - available for interviews    
Director/Script   Bettina Ehrhadt     
Ankur Kapoor (DOP)
Samant Christopher Lakra (Sound)

Festivals  Indian film in Stuttgart (July 20 – 24)  Asolo Film Festival, 2016

From Germany, Bettina Ehrhardt presents her reverential tribute to music maestro Zubin Mehta on his 80th birthday

2nd Screening
October  24, Monday, PVR Kurla - Audi 8, 3:15 pm


John Upchurch’s ‘
 Mango Dreams
93 mins, USA

1st  Screening
October  23, Sunday, PVR Phoenix - Audi 3,  2.00 pm

Attending. available for interviews   
Director John Upchurch
Actors Ram Gopal Bajaj
Samir Kochhar
Pankaj Tripathi
Nouman Ahsan (DOP)
Sunil Kaushik  (music director)
Festivals/Awards Arizona International Film Festival (USA) - Special Jury Award for Bridging Cultures, Montreal World Film Festival (Canada);
Cebu International Film Festival (Philippines) - Humanity Award;
Full Bloom Film Festival (USA) - Best Narrative Feature Film.

From North Carolina, American filmmaker John Upchurch sets his film in North India, where early dementia leads an elderly man to reach out for his severed roots when as a boy he faced the ravages of the Partition

2nd Screening
October 25, Tuesday, PVR Phoenix - Audi 2,  2:55 pm


Mainak Dhar’s ‘417 Miles

USA, 74 mins       

1st  Screening
October 24, Monday, PVR Phoenix - Audi 2,  2:30 pm
Attending, available for interviews  
Director  Mainak Dhar,
Actor Roger Narayan

Festivals US Long Beach Indie International Film and Media Festival
Europe -Euro Fest European International Film Festival, St. Petersburg.
Barcelona International Film Festival - Golden Lion Award , Canada -Sunrise Film Festival(later this  year)

From USA, Los Angeles based Mainak Dhar’s debut shows two young men, best friends in college in India, who after ten years, find themselves on a car ride down the Pacific Coast Highway. Along the way, they get to learn a lot about each other.

2nd Screening
October 27, Thursday, PVR ECX - Audi 2,  11.30 am


Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy’s ‘A Billion Colour Story’ 
116 mins, India

1st  Screening 
October 26, Wednedsay , PVR Kurla - Audi 8, 4.00 pm
Attending, available for interviews   
Director N Padmakukar
Producer/Actor Satish Kaushik
Actors  Gaurav Sharma, Vasuki,  Dhruva Padmakumar 

Festivals  Busan International Film Festival, (Oct 6 to 15), BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5 to 16)

On home ground, N Padmakumar, in his debut feature, looks at a foreign educated, Hindu-Muslim couple trying to relocate in Mumbai and encounter unexpected hurdles.

2nd Screening
October 27, Thursday, PVR Phoenix - Audi 2,  5:30 pm


Tribute to the late Australian director Paul Cox
Force of  Destiny
91 mins, Australia, India

October 26, Wednesday, PVR Phoenix - Audi 2,  3.30 pm
Jio MAMI pays tribute to Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, who passed away on June 18, 2016, by screening his very last film, “Force of Destiny”, much of it set in the India he loved and visited frequently all through his working life.


Why miss films in Discovering India and other choice titles from Jio MAMI’s over 180 films from 54 countries show-casing features, shorts documentaries?
All you do is register for your Delegate Pass at this link  …

General Delegate
Rs. 2,000  --  Festival Catalogue & Delegate Bag for General Delegates
Student Delegate
Rs. 1,600  --  Festival Catalogue & Delegate Bag cost for Student Delegates

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is India's premiere film festival. It showcases the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema and art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood, Hollywood and cult international movies. We offer the best of world cinema to the people of Mumbai and we offer the best of Indian cinema to the world.

The festival is conducted under the aegis of the Mumbai Academy of Moving (MAMI) and is a platform that is shorthand for excellence in cinema. It celebrates the sheer pleasure of cinema, the joy it gives us and how much it enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite 
a passion for movies. 

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