For Every Screen, a Worthy Film
The 10th annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival will open at the SVA cinemas in Chelsea.
This is the fifth South Asian film festival to open in the area in just two months.
An established curator, Somi Roy said he looks for entertainment value and the historical element. “There is not one ‘Indian film,’ but many kinds,” he said. “India’s industry is bigger than Hollywood.”
“The real problem in having so many festivals is that they confuse filmmakers,” Rachel Cooper, Asia Society’s director of cultural programming said. “Where do they send their films? They want not just diaspora audiences but global viewers in New York.”