IFFLA Announces Additional Programming And Special Events
Legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain in person to present the documentary AN INDIAN ACCENT and participate in a conversation with Zane Dalal, Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of India IFFLA adds the North American Premiere of TRAPPED by celebrated filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, starring Rajkummar Rao The popular Filmmaker Roundtable will return to the Festival this year featuring a lively discussion with the attending feature directors
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the addition of an exciting array of programming and events for its 15th annual festival. Highlighting a special evening with legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, the Symphony Orchestra of India’s Associate Music Director Zane Dalal will be featured on Thursday, April 6th. Gala tickets and passes are currently available at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Tickets for individual films are now on sale.
Beginning with a screening of the documentary AN INDIAN ACCENT, directed by Sumantra Ghosal, which chronicles Hussain and Dalal’s collaboration on Hussain’s original concerto piece Peshkar, the two will participate in an extended discussion about the film and their impressive body of work. The event takes place as Hussain prepares to launch a spring tour of the U.S. on April 9th.
IFFLA will host the North American premiere of TRAPPED, helmed by celebrated filmmaker and IFFLA alum Vikramaditya Motwane (UDAAN, LOOTERA). The film stars Rajkummar Rao (recently seen in Berlinale award winner NEWTON) in a captivating performance as a man who becomes locked inside an apartment in an empty Mumbai high-rise without food, water or electricity and must desperately figure out a way to survive. Returning to the Festival this year is the popular FILMMAKER ROUNDTABLE hosted by Sundance senior programmer John Nein. Nein will lead ten of the festival’s attending feature directors in a lively discussion about the state of the Indian film industry.
“IFFLA is proud to add these exciting new events to our already stellar 2017 lineup,” said Mike Dougherty, Director of Programming. “The prestige that Vikram Motwane, Zakir Hussain, Zane Dalal and John Nein represent will no doubt contribute to an unforgettable 15th anniversary for our festival.”
The Opening Night Gala will spotlight LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA, a dramatic but irreverent and vibrant film about women and faith. Director Alankrita Shrivastava is confirmed to attend. The Closing Night Gala is the Los Angeles premiere of HOTEL SALVATION, the debut feature of Shubhashish Bhutiani. Star Adil Hussain (LIFE OF PI, UMRIKA, PARCHED) is confirmed to attend IFFLA’s Closing Night gala representing the film. Spice Affair will host the Opening and Closing Night Gala receptions in Beverly Hills.
Tickets and Passes
The 15th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) runs April 5-9, 2017 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles, California. Gala tickets and passes are now available at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Tickets for individual films will go on sale on March 17, 2017. For more information please visit www.indianfilmfestival.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@iffla).
Now in its 15th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The five-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and India. The festival will showcase more than 25 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony.