Have you listened to A Place for Film yet? Well, it’s the official IU Cinema podcast, a podcast that I have nagged and bugged the powers-that-be to resurrect after it ended a great four-year run with 169 episodes. Thanks to WIUX and our producer Matt, my co-host Elizabeth Roell (IU Cinema House Manager and usher) and I have been at it for a few weeks now and I thought the topic we were discussing this week would be appropriate to post up here on the blog.
This week’s visiting guest is director Mira Nair, a director whose goal as an artist is to bridge gaps between cultures. Elizabeth and I dive into that aspect while talking about our personal experiences with watching her wonderful films. Also, if you like what you hear, please rate, review and subscribe! We are on iTunes, Google Play and just about any podcaster you enjoy using. You’d warm this little blogger’s heart.
Please join us on April 12 for director Mira Nair’s lecture as part of the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series. In conjunction with Nair’s visit, the IU Cinema is hosting the series Mira Nair: Living Between Worlds. Although The Namesake has already screened, you can still attend the following films: Salaam Bombay! (April 13), Monsoon Wedding (April 13), Mississippi Masala (April 13), and Queen of Katwe (April 15).
Nair’s visit is sponsored by the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council as part of India Remixed: Global Arts and Humanities Festival, The Media School, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Ed Comentale and Provost Lauren Robel. Events are also part of Movement: Asian/Pacific America.
David Carter is a film lover and a menace. He plays jazz from time to time but asks you not to hold that against him. His taste in movies bounces from Speed Racer to The Holy Mountain and everything in between.