Margarita With a Straw
Saturday October 10, 6:30 PM at the Harris Theater
(India 2014; 100 min.)
Directors: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar
French-Indian actress Kalki Koechlin gives an amazing performance in this award winning film as a young woman trying to accept her sexuality while managing her cerebral palsy.
Koechlin portrays Laila, a talented composer who refuses to let her movement disorder prevent her from living an ambitious and spirited life. After a male student breaks her heart, Laila decides to start fresh by moving to New York City. There she meets a beautiful but visually impaired Bangladeshi-American woman named Khanum and romance blossoms. But difficult hurdles lie ahead: not only is homosexuality still illegal in India, but Khanum is Muslim.
This film is screened in English and Hindi with English subtitles as needed.
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