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19th Annual South Asian Film Festival at Enzian

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WHAT: Beyond Bollywood: The 19th Annual South Asian Film Festival showcases diverse images of South Asian (India/Pakistan) culture and heritage through acclaimed independent films from across the globe. This program is part of Enzian’s cultural festival circuit and is co-presented with the Asian Cultural Association.

JADOO preceded by UNRAVEL
Saturday,  September 28 at 11:00 AM
Southeast Premiere, 2nd US Showing!
In this delightful new comedy about food and family, two brothers who are both wonderful chefs have a catastrophic falling out.  At the climax of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half, one brother getting the starters and the other the main courses.  When they set up rival restaurants across the street from each other, can a daughter planning her marriage get them to bury the hatchet? 
UK, 2012, 83 min,  Directed by Amit Gupta, In English & Hindi with English subtitles

Preceded by:
Tall tales, dreams, and stories are spun as discarded clothes from the West are literally unraveled a world away.  Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Best Short Film at the 2013 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. 
UK, 2012, 14 min,  Directed by Meghna Gupta, In Hindi with English subtitles

Saturday,  September 28 at 1:30 PM
A tale of profound, global implications and a crackling political thriller, Mira Nair’s boldly dramatic THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.  Changez (Riz Ahmed), a young Pakistani who is living the American dream—Princeton education,  fortune and glory on Wall Street, sexy artist girlfriend (Kate Hudson)—finds himself in a nightmare after the 9/11 attack.  Suddenly transformed from businessman to scapegoat and perceived enemy, his journey leads him back to Lahore where years later, a reporter (Liev Schreiber) suspects him of kidnapping an American professor. 
India/Pakistan/USA,  2012, 128 min, Directed by Mira Nair, In English & Urdu with English subtitles

Sunday,  September 29 at 11:00 AM
Master documentarian Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style) directs this remarkable story of a woman who defies her village to become the legendary activist, politician, and poet SALMA.  When Salma reached puberty, her parents locked her away from the world. She spent nine years trapped in one small room.  Using hoarded scrap paper, she managed to smuggle out poems that expressed her hidden anger and pain.  The poems scandalized her community but inspired readers all over South India.   Twenty-five years later, Salma’s brave defiance is a symbol of extraordinary courage and resilience and a rare beacon of hope. 
UK/India, 2013, 89 min,  Directed by Kim Longinotto, In Tamil with English subtitles

Sunday,  September 29 at 1:30 PM
Fascinating,  comic and magical, MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is a masterful collaboration between two of India’s boldest storytellers—Oscar®-nominated director Deepa Mehta and writer Salman Rushdie.  At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched at birth—the illegitimate son of a poor woman and the offspring of a wealthy couple.  Fated to live the destiny meant for each other, the boys’ lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India’s whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters. 
Canada/UK/India, 2012,  140 min, Directed by Deepa Mehta, In English & Hindi with English subtitles

WHY: This program is part of Enzian’s cultural festival circuit and is co-presented with the Asian Cultural Association.

WHEN:  Saturday,  September 28 & Sunday, September 29, 2013

1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751

Series Pass - $35
Individual Tickets - $10
Group rates (25 or more) - $1 discount on individual ticket

To purchase tickets, visit the Enzian box office or For more information, go to or call (407) 629-1088.

INFO: Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international film, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for more than 28 years, is home to the Florida Film Festival and Eden Bar.  For additional information, visit or call general information at (407)  629-1088.

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