Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Feature Film: SOLD
“Amazing, very speechless – drawn in. I work with young people every day – domestic victims – and what I appreciated is you can feel what is being lost in these children. Through the film you can see what’s still there if we can reach them in time. That was a real tension held in the film.” – Melinda Giovengo, Youthcare
About the Film
A girl risks everything for freedom after being trafficked from her mountain village in Nepal to a brothel in India.
Sold is directed by Academy, Emmy and Peabody Award winner Jeffrey D Brown based on Patricia McCormick’s novel Sold. The film is executive produced by Emma Thompson, Jane Charles, and Katie Mustard.
Post Screening Discussion with Director Jeffrey D Brown, Producer Jane Charles, Actress Seirah Royin, and Seema Biswas
Cast: David Arquette, Gillian Anderson, Seema Biswas, Seirah Royin
Director: Jeffrey D Brown
Jeffrey D Brown is an American film/television director film producer and screenwriter. He is best known for the directing, producing and writing the short film Molly’s Pilgrim for which he won an Academy Award in 1986 for Academy Award for Live Action Short Film. His other directing credits are the television series The Wonder Years, L.A. Law, Hooperman, Freshman Dorm, Baby Boom and an episode of CBS Schoolbreak Special. Brown has also produced and co-wrote the films Pontiac Moon (1994) starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen and Dream with the Fishes (1997), both in collaboration with Finn Taylor. He directed the narrative feature film Sold based on Patricia McCormick’s novel Sold.
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (English subtitles)
Cast: Tanya Joshi, Nimit Pershad, Prithvi Chahal, Vinay Varma, Sowmya Ram, Amala Akkineni
Director: Geetika Tandon Higgins
Geetika Tandon Higgins has a Masters in Film Directing and has been a media professional for the past 15 years. She has worked in the capacity of a Writer, Director, Producer, AD and Stylist for feature films, Ad films, television series, music videos, short films and corporate films. She has also been associated with leading film and media schools in India.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, News