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NYIFF Opening Night Film Screening - Lipstick Under My Burkha
Sun, April 30, 2017, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
17th Annual NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
April 30 – May 7, 2017
OPENING NIGHT SCREENING:
5-6 pm Red carpet and Cocktail party
6 pm Welcome by Aroon Shivdasani, Executive & Artistic Director
6:10 pm Opening Night Film Screening followed by a Post-screening discussion with Film Director and lead cast moderated by NYIFF Director Aseem Chhabra
Lipstick Under My Burkha
Set in the crowded lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom.
A burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to be a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician, seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three, lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. And a 55 year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance.
Trapped in their worlds, they claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.