Knox library hosts Indian film

Knox County Public Library is hosting a series of Indian films and will screen Monsoon Wedding on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2 p.m.

The film will be shown at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. An opportunity to join in discussion about the film will follow afterwards.

Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding (2001 – R) is a comedy-drama set in New Delhi and focuses on a father’s expensive preparation for his daughter’s wedding and the chaos that ensues when families arrive and gather together.

Writer Sabrina Dhawan wrote the first draft of the screenplay in a week while she was at Columbia University’s MFA film program. Monsoon Wedding earned just above $30 million at the box office. Although it is set entirely in New Delhi, the film was an international co-production between companies in India, the United States, Italy, France, and Germany.

The film won the Golden Lion award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination. A musical based on the film premiered on Broadway in April 2014. The film was premiered in the Marché du Film section of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

This film will be introduced by Viren Lalka of the local cultural group Namaste, Welcome to India.

Parental discretion is advised for this screening and minors must be accompanied by an adult because of the film’s R rating and plot elements that address sexual abuse. The screening is open to the public.

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