A NEW CHRISTMAS Impresses And Uplifts New York Audiences
A NEW CHRISTMAS Impresses While Uplifts New York Audiences New York audiences were spellbound with the viewing of Director Dani Tenenbaum’s new feature, A NEW CHRISTMAS, at the recent South Asian International Film Festival. One may wonder why a movie of an Israeli origin filmmaker screened at a South Asian Film festival, but it had strong reasons. The film stars New York origin and now Bollywood actor, Prashant Guptha. The actor who has been seen in notable Bollywood films like The Tashkent Files, Neerja and Issaq, is also the producer of A NEW CHRISTMAS and claims to have had a euphoric experience watching the film amongst a sold-out show and rave reviews from one and all. SAIFF President and Founder Shilen Amin call the film, “The Mississippi Masala of 2019,” and he was amongst the many who wept over the overwhelming message and story of the film.
In attendance was notable Bollywood actress Zareen Khan who says, “A New Christmas is a really sweet film, and it touched me because the film revolves around the emotion of a son who misses his mom. There were really sweet moments and it got me teary-eyed.” The audience ranged from young children to senior citizens, all of whom collectively felt this was the most heartwarming Christmas film made in recent times, especially because of the cross-cultural aspect.
The film has already received official acceptance into 7 film festivals across America, and a theatrical and digital distribution deal on that very same of release, December 6th, 2019. Apart from the performances, the audience most closely applauded the script of writer/producer Travis Hodgkins and editor Heather Maggi. Says Director Dani Tenenbaum,
“The screening went extremely well; on the technical side, the colors looked fantastic, the red carpet was great and we got some gorgeous feedback from our family and friends who came to support us. I would definitely be interested in coming back to the festival in the future!”