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SAIFF 2016

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    Fri Afterparty @ DL (9:30PM)

    DL (Rooftop)
    Friday, December 2, 2016 9:30 pm Free Admission


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    Sat Afterparty @ Delilah (9:30PM)

    Delilah
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:30 pm Free Admission


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    Thursday Afterparty @ Haus (9:30PM)

    Haus
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:00 pm Free Admission


  4. A Death in the Gunj

    Konkona Sensharma / Opening Night / India / 2016 / 105 mins
    Set in 1979, A Death in the Gunj is a coming of age story, about a shy student Shyamal Chatterjee. He uses a family road trip to McCluskiegunj, an old Anglo-Indian town, as an escape from his failed semester. At the outset, the makings of a perfect family holiday are in place but something is amiss. In the week that follows, Shutu's quiet unraveling is overlooked by the family revelers, until the holiday ends with an implosion.
    Opening Night: Death in the Gunj (FEATURE)

    Village East Cinema
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:30 pm Available at Door

    New Screening

    Village East Cinema
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:00 pm


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    With You For You Always

    Azad Alam / HBO Short Film Competition / India / 2015 / 15 mins
    45-year old Gayatri lives with her elderly mother and pet dog, Sweety. Gayatri is haunted by the death of her young daughter, Maya, who was raped and killed. Still searching for justice and living in fear from the gruesome incident, Gayatri takes a bizarre step to avoid and escape any more tragedies.

    Precedes: Maroon

    Precedes:
    Maroon (FEATURE) preceded by With You For You Always (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:30 pm


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    Pulkit / Feature Competition / India / 2016 / 92 mins
    When an insomniac university professor’s wife goes missing, he slowly becomes delusional in his attempt to cope and his interaction with the outside world gradually enters a different plane of reality.

    Preceded by: With You For You Always

    Maroon (FEATURE) preceded by With You For You Always (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:30 pm


  7. Lens

    Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan / Spectrum / India / 2016 / 109 mins
    Aravind gets a friend request from ‘Nikky,’ a complete stranger. He accepts it and they begin to video-chat. But the new friend has a bizarre request: to commit suicide while Aravind watches live. Does Aravind have a choice?
    Lens (FEATURE)

    Village East Cinema
    Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:00 pm


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    Riff Raff

    Ahmed Arif / HBO Short Film Competition / Pakistan / 2016 / 15 mins
    One evening in upper-middle-class Karachi, a forty-year-old man maneuvers between the deceptive allure of his social scene, and the reality he has at home...

    Preceded by: Mantra

    Preceded By:
    Mantra (FEATURE) preceded by Riff Raff (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Friday, December 2, 2016 7:30 pm


  9. Mantra

    Nicholas Kharkongor / Feature Competition / India / 2016 / 90 mins
    Kapil Kapoor, founded an iconic snack brand during the License Raj in India. Circa 2004, India is in throes of globalization and he is fighting a losing battle against a multinational that has taken over the market. Besides his company, he is desperately trying to save his wife and children who are battling crises of their own. For Kapil to hold onto things that are dear to him professionally and personally, he must confront and overcome demons of his own. Set in the midst of a nationwide India Shining campaign, Mantra tells the story of a family and its travails, and a sprawling and changing rapidly India.

    Precedes: Riff Raff

    Mantra (FEATURE) preceded by Riff Raff (SHORT)

    Village East Cinema
    Friday, December 2, 2016 7:30 pm


  10. Gardaab

    Harune Massey / Centerpiece / Pakistan / 2016 / 93 mins
    Set in Karachi, Pakistan, Gardaab(Whirlpool) is an intimate portrait of a city torn by violence. It’s a story of the city’s inhabitants as they navigate through this violence, fighting to preserve their humanity. A gritty fast paced thriller, the film is also a tale of an unlikely romance that blossoms amidst this chaos.
    Gardaab

    Village East Cinema
    Friday, December 2, 2016 10:00 pm Available at the Door