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Films & Schedules - INDIA

7 DAYS IN SLOW MOTION

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 1:45 PM (CM)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 12:15 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 3:45 PM (B2)
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7 DAYS IN SLOW MOTION

DIRECTOR: Umakanth Thumrugoti - INDIA

Set in middle-class India, where the pressure of examinations is the most defining aspect of a parent and child’s lives during school years, 7 Days in Slow Motion follows Ravi, a young boy who lives his life by the pie chart his mother creates and defines for him–60 percent education and only 2.9 percent for fun! When he and his friends chance upon the camera of a visiting American tourist, they decide to make their own Bollywood film. The seven days they allot for the production turn out to be a comic experience, but also one in which Ravi accidentally...

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PEEPLI LIVE

Fri, Feb 11, 2011
at 9 PM (B4)
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Sat, Feb 12, 2011
at 2 PM (B2)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 12:45 PM (B2)
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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 5:45 PM (B2)
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PEEPLI LIVE

DIRECTOR: Anusha Rizvi - INDIA

A satire of the real-life epidemic of farmer suicides that have plagued India for the past decade, Rizvi infuses humor and buoyancy into his depiction of this tragic predicament. In the village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid government loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to “do what needs to be done” for the sake of their families, a media frenzy...

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