indica News Bureau-
Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival is right around the corner with some of the most offbeat Indian movies to be screened in California movie halls form March 4 onwards. The 11 day festival will begin from March 4 with movies Market and The Elder One and Kaala to be screened in Redwood City Century 20 and California Theater. The festival will showcase 154 World and U.S. Premiere Films and VR from 52 countries from March 4 to 15, 2020.
Market, a 94 minute film directed by Pradip Kurbah, showcases the captivating portrait of lives of everyday people with everyday stories, not dignified as heroes, but nevertheless people who make the lives of each other better.
The Elder One a 110 minute long film a gripping action-drama following a transgender child in pursuit of his elder brother, who left the island due to his sexual orientation, in the Mumbai underworld. The movie has been directed by Geetu Mohandas and touches the issue of plight of transgender community.
Kaala, a movie about racial discrimination, directed by Tarun Jain is a story of an African man, Bryan who feels hostility around him as soon as he lands in busy market in Delhi on a winter evening, and his life is about to change.
Movies like Nirmal Anand Ki Puppy directed by Sandeep Mohan, Ghost of the Golden Groves by Aniket Dutta and Roshni Sen, Awaken by Leena Pendharkar and Unbinding by Mauraya Sharma will also be screened during the 11-day film festival in California for movie buffs who love to watch parallel cinema of India that deals with social issues, generally left out by mainstream ‘masala’ Bollywood movies.
Movies starring Bill Nighy, Annette Bening, Mick Jagger, Elle Fanning, Hong Chau, Salma Hayek, Donald Sutherland, Javier Bardem, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mira Sorvino, Christina Ricci, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dorman, etc will be screened for movie lovers at the festival. Live performances before and after the movie screenings will also be major attractions of the festival.