Tickets are selling out fast to the closing night red carpet screening of Anurag Kashyap’s GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, which will be presented at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 Laguardia Place), followed by an awards ceremony and after party sponsored by Wells Fargo. THE RED CARPET WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 5 P.M.
GANGS OF WASSEYPUR comes directly to us from the prestigious Festival de Cannes 2012, as a part of the Director’s Fortnight. Synopsis: Towards the end of colonial India, Shahid Khan loots the British trains, impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh’s colliery, only to spur a vengeful battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid’s son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father’s honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur. In contemporary times, the weed addicted grandson, Faizal Khan, wakes up to this vengeance that his family has inherited. Staying true to its real life influences, the film explores this revenge saga through the socio-political dynamic in erstwhile Bihar (North India), in the coal and scrap trade mafia of Wasseypur, through the imprudence of a place obsessed with mainstream ‘Bollywood’ cinema.
Celebrities Walking the Red Carpet:
Madhur Jaffrey & Sanford Allen
Tracey Jackson & Glen Horowitz
Shyam and Mira Benegal
For the complete line-up of films, ticket information, and synopses, please visit www.iaac.us.