The 13th Annual NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL is delighted to invite you to the Opening Night Celebrations
Tuesday April 30, 2013
New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) Opening Night Gala Benefit Celebration Skirball Center for Performing Arts Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Opening Night Red Carpet Gala Premiere Screening of Feroz Abbas Khan's DEKH TAMASHA DEKH
New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) Opening Night Gala Benefit Celebration. Tuesday April 30 Skirball Center for Performing Arts Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6-7 pm: Red carpet, Cocktails 7 pm: Opening Night address, Opening Night Film Screening, Post-screening Discussion 9 pm: Gala Benefit Dinner, Fashion Show Directions & Parking: http://nyuskirball.org/page/visit/parking Tickets/Tables for Tuesday April 30 , 2013. New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) Skirball Center for Performing Arts, NYC.
OPENING NIGHT GALA SCREENING TICKETS: (includes red carpet, cocktails, Opening Night film, post-screening discussion): $100; $75 IAAC members
Gala Benefit Dinner Tables of 10/Individuals: Reserved seating (Red carpet, cocktails, Opening Night film, discusson, Gala Benefit dinner, Fashion Show)
Emerald Table of 10
($23,000 tax deductible) (seated w/Opening Night film filmmakers)
Ruby Table of 10
($18,000 tax deductible) (seated w/Closing Night film filmmakers)
Sapphire Table of 10
($13,000 tax deductible) Seated w/Centerpiece film filmmakers)
Diamond Table of 10
($8,000 tax deductible) (seated w/filmmakers)
Friendship Table of 10
($3,000 tax deductible)
($250 tax deductible)
Table buyers will have their names published on the table so that individual/group/corporation will be recognized at the Gala Benefit Dinner.
Special Fashion Show during Gala Benefit Dinner
Please send your ticket/table request details(#of tickets/ table denomination, return address) with your cheque to the following address immediately. All contributions to the IAAC/NYIFF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law:
Indo-American Arts Council, or pay via PAYPAL 517East 87th St., Suite 1B, New York, NY 10128
GALA OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: DEKH TAMASHA DEKH Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan 108 minutes. Cast- Satish Kaushik, Tanvy Azmi, Vinay Jain, Sharad Ponkshe, Ganesh Yadav, Apoorva Arora and Alok Rajwade
A TRUE STORY!
SYNOPSIS: The story revolves around the search for the religious identity of a poor man crushed under the weight of a politician's hoarding. A social and political satire, the film explores the impossible India, where bizarre is normal.
A Freak accident in a quaint village. A Poor tongawala dead. A Row over the religious identity of the dead. A Novice police officer in-charge. A Newspaper desperate to increase circulation. A Hindu fundamentalist on warpath. A Muslim fundamentalist on warpath. A Local politician on his path. A Historian powerless. A Young romance bloodied. A Judiciary confused. A Society helpless. A Rampaging ghost of the dead,demanding salvation. A Social and political satire based on a true story.
Director's bio: At the forefront of Indian theatre today, Feroz Abbas Khan is recognised as much for exploring new forms, as for bringing Hindi theatre, mainstream recognition. In a career spanning more than two decades, he has directed some of India's finest acting talent, both from stage and cinema.
From the intensely contemplative to the utterly exhilarating, from autobiographical one man shows to two character plays to full scale musicals….his pioneering productions have traveled extensively in India and abroad. His plays have been staged to packed audiences and International critical acclaim. The Lincoln centre and the United Nations in New York, the Memorial Hall-Stanford University, the Universal Studios Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the Waterman's Arts Centre in London and the Durban Playhouse in South Africa are some of the theatres he has performed at. He continues to travel with his powerful plays to Europe, North America, Far East Asia, Middle East, South East Asia and South Africa.
In line with a belief, that any pursuit of excellence, must go parallel to continued relevant social contribution; Feroz Abbas Khan’s theatre company has been silently but significantly associated with various committed social organisations; supporting and helping them raise funds and awareness.
Proficient in various languages. His production of Peter Shaffer's epic play 'The Royal Hunt of The Sun' and the contemporary Indian adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic 'Death of a Salesman' are considered landmark events in Indian theatre.
As the first Festival Director of the prestigious Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, the throbbing hub of the young, the talented and the restless; Feroz, along with the late Jennifer Kapoor spearheaded the International Prithvi Theatre Festival.
His English theatre production of ‘Mahatma v/s Gandhi’ created a sensation wherever it was staged. Major newspapers in India wrote laudatory editorials, news channels like BBC and NKK in Japan featured it in their prime time news and The New York Times called it “The finest English play to emerge from India in a long time”.
Some of the finest acting talents like Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher, Farooque Shaikh, Seema Biswas, Satish Kaushik, Boman Irani and others have given their finest performances under his direction.
With 'Gandhi- My Father' Feroz made his first foray into the arena of motion picture. He was felicitated at Harvard University with a special screening and discussion.
As part of the 150 years of the first Indian Indentured labourer’s arrival in South Africa,he presented the celebrated South African Play “Out Of Bounds”described by Nelson Mandela,as “A Rare Theatre Experience”.
Invited by the Government Of India ,to conceptualise, produce and direct the memorial,“Solidarity with victims of terror” on 29/11/20009, at India Gate,New Delhi.
2010,Invited by The Times Of India Group of Newspaper,to Present ‘Aman ki Asha’ (In The Hope Of Peace between India and Pakistan) concerts,across the country.
2010 HAULE HAULE (All In Good Time),A short Edutaintment Film to Promote Family Health and Population Control in Rural areas of India.Ministry Of Health.Government Of India.It has been dubbed in several Indian languages and been used Internationally as a model Education Entertainment programme.
‘Dinner with Friends’,the Pulitzer Award Winning play has been playing to packed audiences across the country.
Dekh Tamasha Dekh is his new film which will be releasesd shortly.A social and political satire it is written by the renowned marathi playwright Shafaat Khan.
PRAISE FOR GANDHI MY FATHER: “Ground-breaking…Bold…Original….Beautiful achievement..” Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Laureate For Literature. “Great Film…I was moved to tears…” Thabo Mbeki,President Of South Africa “Poignant…Emotionally Charged,..Compelling Film…” Newsweek “A worthy companion to Attenborough’s Oscar epic…” Timeout,London “Stunning…Heart-rending,,,Sheer poetry..” The Hindu “History that shocks you,Cinema that seduces you..” The Telegraph “If you do not see this film, you have missed something in life…” Chitralekha
AWARDS FOR GANDHI, MY FATHER
WINNER, BEST SCREENPLAY,APSA, ASIA-PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS,2007. FEROZ ABBAS KHAN
WINNER BEST ACTRESS, TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SHEFALI SHAH.
WINNER, LYON’S ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL,FRANCE.
PRESS AWARD FOR BEST FILM
PUBLIC AWARD FOR BEST FILM
JUNIOR JURY AWARD
55TH NATIONAL FILM AWARDS
WINNER, SPECIAL JURY AWARD .BEST FILM.
WINNER, BEST SCREENPLAY, FEROZ ABBAS KHAN
WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DARSHAN JARIWALA
CHRONOLOGY OF SIGNIFICANT THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
1990 Peter Shaffer’s “THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN”(Director)
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