November 7-11, 2007
The festival begins November 7th, with the Opening Night Screening of Saawariya at the Loews Times Square. Directed by the acclaimed Sanjay Leela Bhansali based on Dostoevsky’s “White Nights" Saawariya tells the story of a chance encounter that quickly leads to much more. The screening is followed by a spectacular Gala Dinner at Madame Tussauds.The excitement continues over the next four days, with a diverse range of features, docs and post-screening discussions with actors and filmmakers.
Some of the highlights include: Valley of Flowers, Missed Call, Via Darjeeling, Grahanam, and AIDS JaaGo. For the first time, the festival-goers can watch our lineup at two convenient locations – Loews 19th and Broadway in New York City and the Newport Center Mall in Jersey City.
The festival comes to a magnificent end with the Closing Night Screening of The Last Lear on November 11th at Asia Society. The evening features Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan as a veteran Shakespearean actor tackling his most difficult role yet. An awards ceremony recognizing outstanding filmmakers and actors closes out the festival.