Apsara Arts brings the best in Gujurati cinema to Vue Croydon Grants, thanks to Film Hub London
Date posted: 16.07.2014
Celebrating the vibrant Gujurat culture and language, community organisation Apsara Arts is hosting a series of screenings at Vue Croydon Grants. The partnership has been made possible with funding from Film Hub London's Community Screen Scheme and a groundbreaking collaboration with Vue Cinemas.
Great Gujurati films on offer
Showcasing the best in Gujurat cinema, the Apsara Arts programme includes highlights from the last three decades of films from the West Indian state. Kicking off with Abhishek Jain celebrated satire Kevi Rite Jaish, the programme continues with 2013's The Good Road – selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar – as well as classics including Pervez Mehrwanji's Percy, about the trials and tribulations of young Parsi boy.
All screenings take place at Vue Croydon Grants: 14 High Street, Croydon CR0 1GT.
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Kevi Rite Jaish (Abhishek Jain 2012)
When: 21 July, 12 noon. Gujarati with English subtitles
What: Over the past hundred years, thousands upon thousands of Patels have left Gujarat to start a new life in the States. Written and directed by Abhishek Jain, this satire tells the story of one particular Patel family - offering a humorous take on this an often contentious subject.
The Good Road (Gyan Correa 2013)
When: 18 August, 12 noon. Gujarati & Hindi with English subtitles
What: Hailed the 'best Gujarati film' at the 60th National Film Awards, The Good Road was India's selection for its entry for the 2014 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The film features three intertwined stories, all of which take place in a relatively unknown part of rural India, the Gujarati district of Kutch.
Percy (Pervez Mehrwanj, 1989)
When: 22 September, 12 noon. In Gujarati with English subtitles
What: The only feature by Pervez Mehrwanji, a noted documentary and television director who died shortly after its release. Percy follows the trials and tribulations of young Parsi boy, Percy, and his relationship with his domineering mother.
Little Zizou (Sooni Taraporevala, 2008)
When: 27 October, 6.00pm. In English, Gujarati & Hindi with English subtitles.
What: Winner of India's National Film Award for Best Film about Family Welfare, Little Zizou is a fast-paced, exuberant comedy about two battling Mumbai families. The action is seen through the eyes of a young Parsi boy who loves football and dreams of meeting his icon Zinedine Zidane. Written and directed by Sooni Taraporevala, the screenwriter of Mississippi Masala, The Namesake and Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay.
About the Community Screen Scheme
The Community Screen Scheme is a Film Hub London fund encouraging Members to develop community programming initiatives which aim to reach new or underserved audiences in their local area.
Committed to expanding the film culture offer across the whole of London and growing film audiences, Film Hub London is part of the UK-wide BFI Film Audience Network.