Salute to Filmmaker Richie Mehta & SIDDHARTH

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

SALUTE TO AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER RICHIE MEHTA

The Cinema Society is honored to welcome Canadian filmmaker Ritchie Mehta, with a showcasing of his two award-winning feature films—AMAL and SIDDHARTH (you pick!).

RICHIE MEHTA was born in Toronto and studied painting, sculpting and directing. He has directed several shorts films that have screened internationally, including SYSTEM OF UNITS (04) and AMAL (04), the latter of which he adapted into the feature AMAL, which the Cinema Society showcased back in 2007, and winner of numerous Audience Favorite Awards, including Scottsdale and Santa Barbara Film Festivals. SIDDARTH, which just won the Heartland Film Festival Award for Best Dramatic Film, is his latest work.

Richie will be introducing and discussing both works this evening.

SIDDHARTH

Auditorium #4

Introduction at 4:00pm. On Screen at 4:15pm

Introduction at 7:00pm, On screen at 7:15pm

Discussion follows each screening

SIDDHARTH

After sending away his 12 year-old son Siddharth for work, Mahendra (a chain-wallah who specializes in fixing broken zippers on the streets) is relieved as his financial burdens will be alleviated. But when Siddharth fails to return home, Mahendra learns he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources and no connections, he travels across India in pursuit, with the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed.

Running Time: 96 Minutes / Not Rated

PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE NOTE: SIDDHARTH is in Hindi with English Subtitles.

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