MISSISSIPPI MASALA (1991): 4K RESTORATION
Mississippi Masala (1991): New 4K Restoration
June 25, July 8 & 21, 2022
$11 GA / $8 OFS
The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala, a luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) spends her days cleaning rooms in an Indian-run motel in Mississippi. When she falls for the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington), their passionate romance challenges the prejudices of both of their families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with bighearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and deeply satisfying celebration of love’s power.
Dir: Mira Nair/ 1991 / US / 117 min
Library Film Club meets every second Monday and will discuss Mississippi Masala at the July 11th meeting. Sign up for the Film Club newsletter to receive meeting info and movies suggestions from library staff and fellow Film Club members.
SCREENING: SAT 6/25 7PM; FRI 7/8 7PM; THU 7/21 4PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.
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