Closing Night (includes Hotel Salvation, Her First Time, & Bretton Place)


Sunday, Sept 10th, 2017
at Parilla
Starts at 4:30 pm

Closing Night Partner

Feature film Hotel Salvation and short films Her First Time and Bretton Place are included in Closing Night package.

PURCHASE TICKETS!

Time Location Event
4:30pm Robert E. Parilla
Performing Arts Center
Feature Film: Hotel Salvation
Run Time: 102 Minutes
Hindi, India


Short Film: Her First Time
Run Time: 8 Minutes
Hindi/English, India


Short Film: Bretton Place
Run Time: 6 Minutes
English, USA

7:00pm Robert E. Parilla
Performing Arts Center
Awards and Closing
7:30pm Robert E. Parilla
Performing Arts Center

Music & Stand Up Comic Program (Badar Tareen, Sangeeta Simlote)

8:30pm Robert E. Parilla
Performing Arts Center
 Dinner

Closing Film: Hotel Salvation

About the Film
An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. He takes the news to his son Rajiv, knowing he wants to breathe his last in the holy city of Varanasi and end the cycle of rebirth, by attaining salvation. Being the dutiful son he is, Rajiv, is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father.Daya and Rajiv check into Mukti Bhawan(Hotel Salvation) in Varanasi, a guesthouse devoted to people to die there. But as the days go by, Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, while Daya starts to bloom in the hotel. Rajiv gives his father a shot at salvation but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together.

Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Ghosh, Navinindra Behl

Washington DC Premiere

64th National Film Awards – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film)

Official Selection Busan International Film Festival

Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani

Shubhashish Bhutiani is a Indian film director, actor, screenwriter and script writer. He made his directorial debut in Bollywood with the film Mukti Bhawan is a film based on relationships and family. He won National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for direction Mukti Bhawan at 64th National Film Awards. Mumbai-based Bhutiani was just 21 when he wrote and directed Kush, his thesis film for his undergraduate course at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

 

Runtime: 102 minutes

Language: Hindi (English Subtitles)

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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Short Film: Her First Time

About the Film

Her first time is an 8-minute short film about the relationship between a working mother and her 11-year old daughter. The film happens in a span of one evening when the daughter gets her first period while her mum, a doctor, is away at work. The narrative draws a parallel between hospital an home and is a common thread that strengthens their relationship despite the physical distance. The film celebrates the girl child and coming of age!

Cast: Veena Nair, Satyajeet Sharma, Vedika Nanwani

Director: Divya Unny

Divya has been a journalist in Mumbai city for 12 years and an actor for the past four years. This is her first film and she intends to create a series of short films about the life of urban women across the country. She has a knack and passion for story telling, She is a professionally trained dancer and loves to binge on cinema and travel when doing nothing.

Runtime: 8 minutes

Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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Short Film: Bretton Place

About the Film

Film making can be daunting to say the least but it also proved therapeutic and enlightening for this new Director.  If you ask him about his footage, he’ll most likely say it was good luck for being at the right place, right time, and right circumstance… and of course, a lot of perseverance. That’s how he did it and it almost all didn’t happen if he hadn’t heeded the call and taken that first leap of faith…

Post Screening Discussion with Director Dr. Wilson Chang

Director: Wilson Chang

Wilson Chang began as a Director and Producer with nothing more than an inspiration.  Upon taking a leap of faith and with persistence and determination, he founded Bretton Place Films to commemorate the area near Bretton Woods Country Club where he, his brother, and others first began filming project #1, The Silver Bullet Porsche, A Tribute to Steve McQueen’s Le Mans.

Runtime: 7 minutes

Language: English

Country: USA

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Stand up Comic Badar Tareen

Badar Tareen is a civil rights lawyer by day and an award-winning stand up comedian by night. He won first place at this year’s Think Your Pretty Funny stand up comedy competition and placed at other competitions. Badar has performed at places like the DC Improv and Busboys and Poets in the DC area and at the Greenwich Comedy Cellar in New York City. He is also a filmmaker working on a short film and web series.

 

 


Live Music by Dhanuk-Dhun:

Dhanuk-Dhun is an organization which is founded by Sangeeta Mathur simlote, and Parasuram Iyer, who share two qualities: Their passion for music and their willingness to help those who are less than fortunate. They have produced singing shows in the DMV area to raise funds for charity via music. For DCSAFF, six members of the group: Sangeeta Mathur Simlote, Parasuram Iyer Shridhar, Navin Mathur, Pooja mathur, Samarjit Patnaik, and Sheikh Abdul Rahman have come together once again to rock the stage.