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CSAFF 2019: Red Carpet and Opening Night Film, THE LAST COLOR

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610 S Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

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Join us to kick off 2019 Chicago South Asian Film Festival!


Schedule of Events:

6:00 pm - Red Carpet Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails

7:30 pm

  • Welcome and Award Presentation

  • Pre-Feature Short Film 'Aap Ke Aa Jaane Se'

  • Premiere Feature 'The Last Color'

10:00 pm - 11:00pm - Meet & Greet with Actors and Filmmakers



Opening Night Feature: THE LAST COLOR

Director: Vikas Khanna

Country: India

Year: 2019

Runtime: 90 minutes

Language: Hindi

Cast: Neena Gupta,Aqsa Siddique


Synopsis:

Nine-year-old fearless tightrope walker and flower seller, Chhoti, savors her dream to save Rs. 300 ($ 4), so she can attend school. The Last Color traces Chhoti and her best friend Chintu’s daily struggles for survival on the streets of the ancient city of Banaras, India.Chhoti befriends Noor, a white-clad widow who suffers a life of total abstinence and is disallowed from taking part in any festivities, especially Holi, the Indian festival of colors. Over time, Choti and Noor’s friendship and uplifting spiritual bond breaks through the barriers of the caste system. Noor encourages the brave little girl to face life by “flying high” with courage, education, and dignity. She shares her fondest, but closely kept childhood memories of playing with colors. Chhoti promises Noor that, this Holi, she will finally splash Noor with her favorite pink color. But on Holi’s eve, Noor passes away, and during a sweep, Chhoti is imprisoned by the corrupt police, led by the violent and bullying Raja. Will Chhoti be able to keep her promise?Twenty-four years later, Chhoti becomes an advocate and fights for the societal reforms that will bring about the rehabilitation of both street children and widows. The Last Color is a story of promises kept and promises broken, a friendship that knows no bounds, and the freedom and victory of the human spirit.




Pre-Feature Short Film: AAP KE AA JAANE SE


An under-appreciated, slightly emasculated father of two is going through the general humdrum of middle class Indian life. Until one day, in front of many, he is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, making everyone around see him like never before.



For full list of films, see our film guide at http://www.csaff.org/film-guide

Chicago South Asian Film Festival is dedicated to fostering a diverse cinematic experience through South Asian films. This year's festival will take place September 19 - September 22, 2019.

For more information, visit our official website www.csaff.org
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