2019 Screenings

All films are subtitled in English. Theater exact times may change, so please check back. Online ticketing links are currently available for O’Neil cinemas only. Please note that O’Neil Cinemas of Littleton, MA where 6 feature films will be shown during the festival will also be offering a special festival pass for only $50 to see all the shows. Regular ticket price is $15 each. For other shows at Lexington Venue and Apple Cinemas, you can buy the tickets directly from the theater web sites. Shows at Rhode Island college are free but a prior registration is desirable.

Nagarkirtan

Thursday, Sept 5 , 7:30 pm

Film: Nagarkirtan (2018 four National Film awards)

Language: Bengali 

Lexington Venues Theater

Directed byKaushik Ganguly 

Key Actors: Riddhi Sen, Ritwick Chakraborty, Bidipta Chakraborty

Synopsis: Nagarkirtan is a 2018 Indian Bengali film written and directed by Kaushik Ganguly. The film stars Riddhi Sen as Parimal, a trans woman from rural Bengal, and Ritwick Chakraborty as Madhu, a flute player from the Kirtaniya town of Nabadwip.

Tickets: $15

KD

Thursday, Sept 5 , 7:30 pm

Film: KD

Language: Tamil

O’Neil cinemas, Littleton

Directed by:  Madhumita Sundarramman

Key Actors: Mu Ramaswany, Nagavishal

Synopsis: The film celebrates the growing friendship and the spirit of living of two individuals at the far spectrum of their life – Karuppudurai, an 80 year old man whose family wants to kill him through an ancient practice of euthanasia, and Kutty, an 8 year old orphan who never had a family.

Tickets: $15

Tarikh

Friday, Sept 6, 7:30 PM

Film: Tarikh (2019 National Film Award for Best Dialogues)

Language: Bengali

O’Neil cinemas, Littleton

Directed by: Churni Ganguly

Key Actors: Ritwick ChakrabortySaswata Chatterjee, Raima Sen, Aniruddha Gupta

Synopsis: Tarikh is a timeline, similar to that of Facebook, of engaging set of interconnected events. The film narrates a story of three individuals: Anirban Gupta, a professor, Ira, Anirban’s wife, works as a hotel lobby manager, and Rudrangshu (Rudy), Anirban’s childhood friend.

Tickets: $15

Abyakto

Saturday, Sept 7, 12 pm

Film: Abyakto

Language: Bangla

Rhode Island College

Directed by: Arjun Dutta

Key Actors:  Adil HussainArpita ChatterjeeAnirban Ghosh 

Synopsis:

Tickets: FREE

Oxygen

Saturday, Sept 7, 4:00 PM

Film: Oxygen (World Premiere)

Language: Hindi

Rhode Island College

Directed by: Shoib Nikash Shah

Key Actors: Namita Lal, Shoib Nikash Shah

Synopsis: Oxygen is a portrayal of the moral ambiguity of corruption among low paid government employees with the backdrop of forest. Struggle of honest forest officer with the established system forms the central plot of the film.

Tickets: FREE

Sindhustan

Saturday, Sept 7, 7-30 PM

Film: Sindhustan
Same ticket will cover both Sindhustan and Encrypted

Language: English, Sindhi, Hindi

O’Neil cinemas, Littleton

Directed by: Sapna Bhavnani

Key Actors: Sapna Bhavnani

Synopsis: Sindhustan is the story of the largest migration of a culture in history told through ink (tattoos).

Tickets: $15

Encrypted

Saturday, Sept 7, 8:30 PM

Film: Encrypted – The Cyber Crime (World Premiere)
Same ticket will cover both Sindhustan and Encrypted

Language: English, 2019

O’Neil cinemas, Littleton

Directed by: Anand Bhatt (Attending Festival)

Key Actors: Bassam Abdelfattah, Noman Khan, Gunjan Kuthiala (Attending Festival) , Priyank Thakkar , Shannon Lee , Simi Bal

Synopsis: A young Indian computer programmer is suspected of hacking into a secret FBI system and destroying data. He seems to have an alibi – but does he? Or is he a victim? The story takes us through the intricacies of digital forgery and hacking by dark web netizens.

Tickets: $15

Sir

Sunday, Sept 8, 1 PM

Film: Sir (Cannes Festival 2018 Selection, Best Film NYIFF etc)

Language: Hindi

Apple Cinemas, Cambridge

Directed by: Rohena Gera

Key Actors: Tilottama Shome, Vivek Gomber

Synopsis: A prosperous young Indian man falls in love with his servant, a widow with the dream of becoming a tailor. Director Rohena Gera weaves a fascinating tale along her vision of promoting equality in society.

Tickets: $15

Namdev Bhau in Search of Silence

Sunday, Sept 8 , 3:30 pm

Film: Namdev Bhau in Search of Silence

Language: Hindi/Marathi

Apple cinemas, Cambridge

Directed by: Dar Gai

Key Actors: Arya Dave, Namdev Gurav

Synopsis: Namdev Bhau, a 65 year old chauffeur, who is tired of the noises in the obstreperous Mumbai City life and has completely stopped speaking, decides to leave everything in search for ‘Silent Valley’ supposed with a zero decibel sound level. His mission and life changes when he meets the solo kid traveler looking for the mystical “Red Castle”..The film which initially makes the audience wonder where it’s all going suddenly takes on an ominous overture as everybody, including Namdev, starts feeling apprehensive of the turn of events. Its a stark reminder of the magnitude of difference between inconvenience and catastrophe..

Tickets: $15

Kolkatay Kohinoor

Sunday, Sept 8, 1:00 pm

Film: Kolkatay Kohinoor

Language: Bengali 

O’Neil cinemas, Littleton

Directed by: Santanu Ghosh

Key Actors: Soumitra, Sabyasachi, Barun Chanda, Anup Pan (attending festival)

Synopsis: There is great myth and mystery surrounding the most celebrated diamond in the world, Kohi-noor, the mountain of light. The secret of the stone was preserved by one of the world’s oldest secret societies, the Masons, whose members included famed scientists from centuries back to modern day characters personified in the film. The path to finding an undiscovered stone requires solving a number of cryptic clues, based on historical knowledge as well as deductive reasoning. Kolkatay Kohinoor uniquely unravels the mystery through the characters of two landmark actors who had depicted the popular detective “Feluda” in Bengali cinema. An engaging thrilled till the end.

Tickets: $15

Chintu Ka Birthday

Sunday, Sept 8, 4:30 PM

Film: Chintu Ka Birthday (World Premiere)
Short film “The Little Goddess” by Gauri Adelkar (attending festival) will play first

Language: Hindi, English

O’Neil cinemas

Directed by: Devanshu Kumar, Satyanshu Singh

Key Actors: Tilllotama Shome, Vinay Pathak, Reginald L. Barnes (attending festival), Vedant Chibber

Synopsis: In the middle of the US-Iraq war, one day in April, 2004, a family from Bihar prepares to celebrate the birthday of their youngest member, six-year old Chintu. A car bomb goes off near the house that completely changes the turn of events.

Tickets: $15

Short films

The Wallet

Film: The Wallet

Directed by:  Saumitra Singh
Key Actors: Naseeruddin Shah, Navni Parihar
Time: Sep 7, 12:00 Noon, Rhode Island College

Anna and Ahana

Film: Anna and Ahana

Directed by:  Tanni chaudhuri

Unshaved

Film: Unshaved

Directed by:  Shruti Marathe

Little Goddess

Film: Little Goddess