‘Monsoon Shootout’ Review

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The 10th anniversary of HBO’s South Asian International Film Festival kicked off with a bang, and then another, and then another. Not sure what I mean? Well when you watch Amit Kumar’s “Monsoon Shootout” you’ll understand. But for now you’ll have to settle with my...

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In Conversation with the guys behind SAIFF

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The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) is going to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary this year. The program has come a long way since 2003. It’s gained a sponsorship from HBO and even withstood a hurricane. This year, the festival will run from December 3rd...

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Confessions from Brown Hollywood with Reena Dutt

Reena Dutt: Super Woman

Reena Dutt is an incredibly talented human being. She’s a producer, writer, director, actor and superhero. I’m not kidding. Dutt has been involved in some of iiF’s favorite projects, one of which just screened at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF) this weekend. Yes...

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Confessions from Brown Hollywood with Gregory Bonsignore

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It is no secret that iiF loves the short film “…Or Die”, (co-directed by Gregory Bonsignore and John Petaja) which won the Audience Award at the HBO South Asian Film Festival last year. In fact, we’re pretty sure our review is longer than the movie itself. Thankfully, that...

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Aziz Ansari dominates the James Franco Roast

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“There are more Indians with sitcoms now than 7-11′s. My last three roles were Randy, Chet and Tom.” – Aziz Ansari at the James Franco Roast. I don’t think everyone is racist when it comes to Indians. I just think they get lazy with their...

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In conversation with the geniuses behind ‘Farah Goes Bang’ (Part 3)

Laura Goode and Meera Menon at the Women's Filmmaker Brunch during the Tribeca Film Festival.

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A while back, I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with the lovely ladies behind the Tribeca sensation, “Farah Goes Bang.” Writer/Director Meera Menon and Writer/Producer Laura Goode shed light on women in film, brown people, virginity and even carnivals during our discussion.  I...

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In conversation with the geniuses behind ‘Farah Goes Bang’ (Part 2)

Kandis Erickson, Nikohl Boosheri and Kiran Deol in “Farah Goes Bang”

A while back, I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with the lovely ladies behind the Tribeca sensation, “Farah Goes Bang.” Writer/Director Meera Menon and Writer/Producer Laura Goode shed light on women in film, brown people, virginity and even carnivals during our discussion.  I...

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‘Kumaré’ Review

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Kumaré is available on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, among other streaming video sources. Visit the website www.kumaremovie.com for more info. Kumaré is a slightly twisted story that unravels into an emotionally trying ending about a disenchanted, suspicious young director and his search for some kind...

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In conversation with the geniuses behind ‘Farah Goes Bang’ (Part 1)

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A while back, I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with the lovely ladies behind the Tribeca sensation, “Farah Goes Bang.” Writer/Director Meera Menon and Writer/Producer Laura Goode shed light on women in film, brown people, virginity and even carnivals during our discussion.  I...

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Confessions from Brown Hollywood with Faroukh Virani (Director of the upcoming film ‘Vimana’)

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A little over a month ago, I had the chance to talk with USC film student Faroukh Virani, the director of the recently Kickstarted Indian science fiction film “Vimana.” The movie, which is tentatively scheduled for an early 2014 release, is Virani’s thesis project. Here...

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