Friday, Sept 8th, 2017
Starts at 5:30 pm
Supported by Embassy of India, Washington DC
Join us for the opening, It will be a memorable evening, Red Carpet, Press Interviews, Meet & Greet Award Winning Directors, Actors, Dinner, Opening Ceremony, Short and Feature Film.
Feature film Bankster and short film Clash of Morality are included in Opening Night package.
|5:30 PM||Parilla||Ticket Counter Opens|
|6:30pm||Theater Arts Arena||Doors Open|
|7:00pm||Theater Arts Arena||Red Carpet and Dinner Reception|
|8:00pm||Theater Arts Arena||Opening Ceremony|
|8:30PM||Parilla||Feature Film: Bankster
Run Time: 100 Minutes
Short Film: Clash of Morality
Set in the fictional ‘Empire City,’ this is a story of three friends Sameer, Akash and Sid. Three young boys who could be considered same as any other normal urban boys in their youth…the catch – they mastermind bank robberies.
A mobster Babbar tasks them with three big jobs. The beginning, the middle and the end.! A bank; an armoured truck carrying a lot of money; and a cricket stadium. They must carry out these heists amidst their friction with Babbar and a ruthless CBU officer Vinod Deshmukh breathing down their neck. Are prison and Death the only way out?
North American & USA Premiere
Post Screening Discussion with Zeenat Aman, Faizan Khawaja, Akash Dhar and Director Azaan Khan
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Shehzad Sheikh, Faizan Khawaja, Siddhartha Dixit, Akash Dhar
Director: Azaan Khan
Azaan Khan is an actor and director, known for Bankster (2017), Dil (1990) and Gang (2000). Azaan studied film making at Whistling Woods.
Language: English/Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Genre: Action, Drama
Mohamed & Richard stuck in an elevator clash upon their morals. Mohamed confronts Richard upon being judged for his look & his religion.
Post Screening Discussion with Director Vijay Pujara
Cast: Hesh Sarmalkar, Cory Boughton
Director: Vijay Pujara
Vinay Pujara is an India born filmmaker. Having started in Bollywood as an actor and then as an Assistant Director. After taking classes at NYU’s filmmaking school as well as others in 2012, he has since completed 9 short films. His company “Sun Om Productions Inc.” is outputting content with strong themes. Vinay has valued his films in the sense of being fearless pieces that tell a story from a view that is not often seen. His past short films have been screened at film festivals around the globe as well as have won some awards.