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9:00 am
Western Ghats - Poster

Western Ghats

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

On the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, also known as the Western Ghats, a dedicated young man named Rangasamy (Anthony) struggles all his life to break free from the "landless labor class" he was born into.

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Lady of the Lake

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Loktak Lake is a unique ecosystem where fishermen lived in huts built on floating biomasses. In 2011 the authorities, in the name of protecting serenity of the ecosystem, burnt down hundreds of these crumbly huts leaving thousands of fishermen homeless.

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10:15 am
The Arrangement - Poster

The Arrangement

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Anju, an independent Indian-American woman, is facing pressure from her parents to find the perfect guy, as they set up a series of dates for her that go horribly wrong.

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Aamer - Poster

Aamer

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

This film is a creative interpretation on the theme of NOISE. It follows the life of Aamer, a 10 year old hearing impaired boy who lives on the streets of Mumbai. Although his world is devoid of sound, he has a romance with the colours, textures and moods of his city. Both he and his mother save every penny they earn from selling flowers at a traffic signal, to buy […]

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The Pits - Poster

The Pits

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

At age 13, Dhruvi discovers that eating Indian food almost every day makes her armpit sweat rather pungent, leading to years of resistance to her Indian cultural heritage. In university, she is attracted to another South Asian student she sees in the elevator,

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The Messengers - Poster

The Messengers

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

When two employees discover that they are responsible for a $30 billion lawsuit filed by a Russian magnate, their attorney presses to discover the details of the case.

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OutCaste - Poster

(Out)Caste

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

When a manual scavenger cannot continue her work, her 11-year-old daughter picks up where the mother left off.

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Null Hypothesis - Poster

Null Hypothesis

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

A story about about love, money, betrayal, motives, morals and how this impacts a family.

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5 O'Clock Shadow - Poster

Five O’Clock Shadow

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

An Indian-American mother's worst fear rises to the surface when she is the victim of racial abuse.

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Devadasi Now - Poster

Devadasi Now

September 30 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Devadasi Now is an experimental documentary on the challenges of eradicating Devadasi tradition, an illegal practice that throws young girls within poverty stricken Dalit (untouchable) communities of northern Karnataka, India, into prostitution in the name of religion.

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11:00 am

Bijuli Machine

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Bijuli Machine is a social story of a problem in Nepal that causes frustration among Nepalese. The film revolves around two individual's sense of responsibility to take an action. With a focus on human curiosity and the pursuit of excellence, the film shows the power of thinking outside of the box, optimism, and perseverance against unfavorable odds. It is a pioneer science film made in Nepal, a third world country.

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1:15 pm
Wrong Side Raju - Poster

Wrong Side Raju (Q&A with Mikhil Musale via Skype)

September 30 @ 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Raju Ambani, a driver by day and bootlegger by night, is a simple and charming guy who dreams of opening up his own travel agency someday. He falls in love with Shaily Asher, a French girl who has come down to Ahmedabad at the behest of her friend Tanmay Shah.

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OM Old Man - Poster

OM: Old Man

September 30 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

OM is a code for male Amateur Radio / Ham operators. OM: OLD MAN explores the enclosed world of Prof R Jayaraman (VU2JN), an elderly Ham from South India, set against the sights and sounds of an election campaign.

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2:00 pm
5ketches - Poster

5ketches

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Chitra, a 10yr old girl and a 2 time national award winning sketching artist is on a mission to make best 5 sketches from a recent road trip with her parents.

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Maya

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Tortured by the pressure of his successful first film, a young screenwriter struggles to come up with his next. Confused over whether he should write for himself or the industry, drawing from reality or fiction, he lines up his half-baked ideas in the confines of his lonely home.

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2:15 pm
Shanivaar Ko Do Baje - Poster

Shanivaar Ko Do Baje

September 30 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Shanivaar Ko Do Baje is based on the play by the same name by eminent Hindi author Surendra Verma. It is the story of an extra marital affair between two office going people. They have a clandestine rendezvous, practically every Saturday at two, at a borrowed nest; or is it just that?

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3:30 pm
Lathe Joshi - Poster

Lathe Joshi

September 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Depaul University, 247 S. State St., Room #214
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Mr. Joshi fondly known as 'Lathe Joshi' for his skill at working the Lathe machine is left jobless. While his family and the world at large, manage to survive or thrive, he struggles to retain his fading identity.

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4:00 pm
Sonata - Poster

Sonata (Q&A with Shabana Azmi and Aparna Sen)

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Sonata is the psychological exploration of three unmarried women namely Aruna Chaturvedi (Professor), Dolon Sen (Banker) and Subhadra Parekh (journalist) played by Aparna Sen, Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey respectively.

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6:30 pm
Cola - Poster

COLA

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

A young man ventures out to perform the last rights of his mother, he finds himself in search of an elderly man, a conversation ensues once he finds the man and the realise their connection and become closer than ever before.

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6:45 pm
Trapped - Poster

Trapped (Q&A with Rajkummar Rao)

September 30 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

A strict vegetarian Shaurya (Rajkummar Rao) is fighting many demons together. Like many others in Mumbai, his hand to mouth existence is preventing him from marrying his girlfriend. He lives in a shared apartment with almost no connection with other flatmates.

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9:00 pm
Sanyog - Poster

Sanyog

September 30 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Late night at a chawl in central Mumbai, a prostitute finds the courage to leave her sterile and meaningless life. A hostage girl escapes her kidnappers, causing a shootout between some gangsters. And a paralysed war veteran tries to walk after years of a sedentary lifestyle

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9:30 pm
Tu Hai Mera Sunday - Poster

Centerpiece Movie: You Are My Sunday (Q&A with Shahana Goswami)

September 30 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm CDT
ShowPlace ICON Theatre, 1011 South Delano Court East
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

A slice of life comedy of 5 middle class men as they deal with their personal lives while trying to find a place to play football in the city of Mumbai.

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