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Interview with the cast and crew of ‘Daadi’

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

‘The Only Real Game’ Review

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 [...]

By |May 3rd, 2013|NYIFF, reviews|78 Comments

‘Dekh Tamasha Dekh’ Review

"Dekh Tamasha Dekh" is an inspired and unique film from director Feroz Abbas Khan (coming off the critically acclaimed "Gandhi, My Father"). It's the story of a town torn apart by the dispute over a dead man's religious identity. What ensues is a mix of hilarity and horror that appropriately dissects the irrationality of violence, religious [...]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Film Festivals, NYIFF, reviews|11 Comments

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

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, [...]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Film Festivals, Interviews, movies we loved, NYIFF|59 Comments

Opening Day at the 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 [...]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Brown Hollywood, Film Festivals, NYIFF, red carpet|100 Comments

Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed talk ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

IIF was recently invited to partake in a small round-table discussion with "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Director Mira Nair and cast members Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland. IIF as well as a few other writers and outlets discussed everything from South Asian culture to perception in this day and age. Here are a few highlights from [...]

Mira Nair talks ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ and perception in a post 9/11 world

IIF was recently invited to partake in a small round-table discussion with "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Director Mira Nair and cast members Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland. IIF as well as a few other writers and outlets discussed everything from South Asian culture to perception in this day and age. Here are a few highlights from [...]

“The Reluctant Fundamentalist” Review

Mira Nair's latest project "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" is not her best film. But it could be her most important. The story (based on the Moshin Hamid novel of the same name) speaks to the nature of perception between East and West in a world forever changed by 9/11. While most films surrounding a post 9/11 [...]