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American Center in collaboration with Cinedarbaar aims to celebrate creative works of women through leading actresses and directors that have contributed to the American Cinema successfully and have charmed the audience world over with their exceptional talents. The 3 day festival from 27 – 29 March will showcase 5 movies at the American Center Auditorium (basement level) 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg.‘Women’s History Month Film Festival’ will open with A Woman under the Influence byJohn Cassavetes. Each day the film showcase will be followed by an interactive session and an interesting quiz with exciting prizes. Do not miss out for an interesting session on the first day, about the relationship between the husband and wife duo of Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes and their collaboration over 10 films. As a takeaway, the visitors will get informative handouts acknowledging the exceptional works of the women directors and actresses. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival will focus on auteur and actresses by showcasing their films which have been critically acclaimed & won several awards. The powerful performance by Gena Rowlands in A Woman under the Influence is often acclaimed as the finest performance by any actress ever committed to the big screen. Similarly Faye Dunaway in 1977 won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the movie Network. She turned this incredibly difficult character into gold. Other contemporary actresses like Scarlett Johansson have worked with some of the finest directors and their performances have been critically acclaimed like in the Ghost World. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHollywood has seen some of the big box office hits by the women directors whose movies will be a part of the film festival. Martha Coolidge has proved to be one of Hollywood’s most successful commercial director. With Real Genius an incredibly humorous and wonderful film, she has proved her talent yet again. Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director award in 2010. However, her earlier work features some stunning films that showcase a brilliant visionary style, and no other movie reflects that better than Strange Days. It was nominated for several Saturn Awards including Best Science Fiction Film with Bigelow winning for Best Director.The entry to the festival is free and is on first come first serve basis. Entry is open for general public but by invitation only. E-mail to [email protected] or collect passes from the American Center. And yes, carry a valid photo ID to enter and an e-invite (poster’s print copy).WHEN: 27 to 29 MarchWHERE: American Center Auditorium (basement level)
The show, at Hyatt Regency, will be based on the theme “Future World Connection”. The extravaganza will showcase ensembles soaked in indigenous, sustainable fabrics by 12 Indian-New Zealand students. Three students each from Indian fashion institutes – the Pearl Academy (Noida, Jaipur and New Delhi), the National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi), as well as fashion institutes from New Zealand- Massey University and AUT University, together will work in pairs to design for this prestigious event. Each of the six teams will consist of one Indian student and one New Zealander who will present two garments each and compete with each other to win. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ The Indian students of the two winning teams will be awarded a two-week internship at the participating New Zealand universities. The esteemed panel of judges will consist of Amit Agarwal, Rina Dhaka and Rohit Bal, who will select two winning teams, one each for the AUT University internship and the Massey University internship. The evening will witness the presence of the High Commissioner of New Zealand, Mr. Grahame Morton, FDCI designers, and faculty members from the NIFT and Pearl Academy. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNew Zealand High Commissioner Grahame Morton said, “We are really excited to have Education New Zealand work with FDCI to host this first joint competition for teams of young kiwi and Indian student designers to develop garments that strongly reference the fabrics, cultural heritage and flair of both countries.”“Sustainability is the future of fashion and the FDCI has always supported style with a soul and it has been a recurring leitmotif in our repertoire. This interesting exchange between students from New Zealand and India will make it a spectacular rendition of cross cultural references, creating a surreal experience,” said Sunil Sethi, president, FDCI.