deftly walks the line between seriousness and humor; it is didactic, but in a cleverly entertaining manner. -Wendy Highby, EMRO (Educational Media Reviews Online)
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Having screened through the "kickstarter of movie screenings" Tugg platform, in New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, and a sold out screening in Washington DC, "Not a Feather, but a Dot" is now scheduled to screen in the Los Angeles metro area.
Each screening requires a minimum number of tickets pre-sales to confirm the event.
Shot over 18 months, and with over 20 contributors, “Not a Feather but a Dot” seeks to answer the question, “What’s the meaning of being an Indian-American” through the first person experiences of the film’s director, Teju Prasad.
At a larger level, the film asks “What’s the meaning of being [insert ethnic group]-American” and ultimately, “should or will it mean anything at all?”
Through interviews with expert academics in the area of religion, history, and psychology and experiential discussions with Indian-Americans breaking ground, establishing themselves in non-traditional fields, the film delves into the journey that every immigrant group experiences, exposing the particular differences that are attached to the Indian-American subgroup.
The film has been described as "didactic, but in a cleverly entertaining manner," and "a great discussion starter on the topic of stereotypes and prejudices" It’s a piece where one can learn about the Hindu speaker in the 1893 Parliament of Religions, the first Indian congressman elected in 1957, porn star Priya Rai, and more... all in one hour. It will teach you something, but make you laugh while doing so.
If you're non Indian and are thinking, "My Indian friend will enjoy this..." or if you're Indian thinking, "Hmm.. my non-Indian friends could learn and be entertained by this..."
You're both right!
To confirm the Laemmle's North Hollywood 7 screening and Q & A with the director, all tickets must be reserved IN ADVANCE by April 15th, through the following link: http://www.tugg.com/events/3397
sponsored by the Andrew Pepper Foundation, a portion of each ticket will go towards the foundation (http://www.andrewpepperfoundation.com)