Frankie goes to Bollywood:
Indian film weekend

On the occasion of Bepen Bhana's exhibition Frankie Goes to Bollywood, Te Uru presents a weekend feast of South Asian films in the Lopdell Theatre.
 
 
Meet the Patels (2015) Friday 22 April, 8pm

The art of matchmaking in Indian culture is an important and complex business – the endless boy-meets-girl plot variations in Bollywood films is testament to the South Asian obsession with setting up a wedding. It doesn't get easier for new generations of Indian diaspora living in the age of internet dating. This hilarious documentary, made by Indian-American siblings Geeta and Ravi Patel, tells the story of Ravi's quest to find a wife with the assistance of his family's extensive networks and through a fascinating array of traditional and contemporary techniques. (PG - 88 minutes)
Advance tickets available online or by phone from Eventfinda

East is East (1999) Saturday 23 April, 4pm
A classic British comedy-drama that looks at the impact of immigration in the UK in the 1970s from the perspective of a British-Pakistani family. First generation migrant, George, and British wife, Ella, run a fish-and-chip shop in Salford. Born and raised in England, their seven children struggle with their father's expectations to continue Pakistani traditions while trying to fit into contemporary British life. (M - 96 minutes)
Advance tickets available online or by phone from Eventfinda
 
Kaho Naa… Pyaa Hai (2000) Saturday 23 April, 7.30pm
The most successful Bollywood film of 2000, Kaho Naa… has no shortage of dance scenes and musical montages in exotic locations – a desert island, a luxury yacht, a pop concert and a nightclub that has a Christchurch New World as its exterior set. Kaho Naa… has it all – aspiring orphans, murder, mobsters, kidnapping, crooked cops, pop stars, bike chases and dramatic South Island locations. (PG - 178 minutes)
Advance tickets available online or by phone from Eventfinda
 
Lopdell Theatre, 418 Titirangi Rd (next to Te Uru)
22-23 April 2016