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So far IIF has created 7 blog entries.
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‘Kumaré’ Review

By |August 21st, 2013|movies we loved, reviews|

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 of truth. The movie features the director, Vikram Gandhi, as a disgruntled man whose experiences with the new-age yoga and spiritual teachings have been far less than satisfying. After numerous experiences in search of a more profound truth in the US and India, Vikram takes a different approach than normal. Instead of following the beaten [...]

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Interview with the cast and crew of ‘Daadi’

By |May 9th, 2013|Brown Hollywood, Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, NYIFF, Uncategorized|

Check out our video interview with the cast and crew of 'Daadi', including director David Andrew Stoler, producer and actor Purva Bedi, and actor Shelle Davis, at the New York Indian Film Festival!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hegop7Gvss&feature=youtu.be

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‘Anumati’ Review

By |May 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

"Anumati", directed by Gajendra Ahire, was the winner of Best Feature Film at the 2013 New York Indian Film Festival, as well as Vikram Gokhle winning for Best Actor for his performance as the main character, Ratnakar. Courtesy of http://marathimoviemarketing.com Loss of a loved one is very difficult for many to undergo, and it is no surprise. The process can be heartwrenching, watching one's health deteriorate in front of one's eyes, witnessing the pain and struggle firsthand. Alternatively, the shock of a sudden loss can thrust one into an alternate reality, with the defense mechanisms of denial and [...]

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‘The Only Real Game’ Review

By |May 3rd, 2013|NYIFF, reviews|

The world premiere of "The Only Real Game" was at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City, NY. It was followed by a Q&A with Director Mirra Banks, narrator Melissa Leo, producer Muriel "Mike" Peters and cast member Jeff Brueggemann. http://youtu.be/FnwlGA9q2Xw "Baseball is a microcosm of the world; the decisions, struggles, things that aren't fair." - Quote from "The Only Real Game" Even in times of plenty or times without devastation or sacrifice, certain elements of society have the tendency to function as binding elements, a social [...]

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Chatting with Melissa Leo about narrating “The Only Real Game”

By |May 3rd, 2013|Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, NYIFF|

IIF was privileged to have the chance to interview Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo. She was most recently acclaimed for her award winning performance in "The Fighter" as Alice Ward, as well as roles in "Flight" (as Ellen Block), "Oblivion" (as Sally), and "Olympus Has Fallen" (as Ruth McMillan). Her relationship with Mirra Bank, director of "The Only Real Game", has led to her narrating the film. Check out our interview below! India Independent Films: Thank you very much for taking some time to speak with us today. It’s a special opportunity for us to be able to work [...]

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Opening Day at the NYIFF Red Carpet!

By |May 2nd, 2013|Brown Hollywood, Film Festivals, NYIFF, red carpet|

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) kicked off on Tuesday, April 31st with their red carpet celebrations at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Manhattan. With that said, I have a secret: this was my first. My first full event coverage. My first red carpet. My first solo blog post. As the newest contributor to the blog, and new to the world of covering films, this was my first Red Carpet experience, and I have to say I loved every minute of it! I was very excited, (and kind of anxious) in the lead up: charging [...]

“Blood Relative” Review

By |October 26th, 2012|movies we loved, reviews, SAIFF 2012|

"Blood Relative" is a truly moving, gripping documentary by Nimisha Mukerji, director of numerous films including the multiple award-winning documentary 65_RedRoses, set to air soon on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Set in Mumbai, we see a true life story of two brave, young sufferers of thalassemia major, a genetic disease, one variant of which is endemic to South and Southeast Asia where millions are affected with potentially fatal consequences. "Blood Relative" was shown at the South Asian International Film Festival Thursday night. The truest meaning of selflessness and humility defines the contributions of Vinay Shetty, the leader of [...]