Lincoln Center’s AtriumFlix series, a monthly FREE cinema showcase with filmmaker discussion and screening, continues tonight.
April’s event begins with an interview of prolific filmmaker Mira Nair (Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominations) conducted by Elvis Mitchell, the curator for the Film Independent/Los Angeles County Museum of Art, followed by a showing of Nair’s seminal film Mississippi Masala.
Staring a young Denzel Washington, this exquisite film tells of a third-generation Ugandan Indian family – Jay and Kinnu - who are expelled from the country in 1972 and then escape to Mississippi. In 1990 Mina, their daughter, falls in love with Demetrius (Washington), a local carpet cleaner and their forbidden and sensuous romance begins. The film highlights racial and class tensions in the supposedly “New South.”
Join us at 7:00pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium.
Mira Nair fan 4 LYF (is that how the kids say it?). I say that, but I haven’t seen her Earhart film because my dislike of Hillary Swank is stronger than my desire to see every film Nair makes.
Still, Mississippi Masala is pretty wonderful. Denzel is so cute in it!