(Film Screening Friday, February 16, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)
February 16: A Suitable Girl (2017)
Discussant: Sarita Khurana (Director)
A Suitable Girl by Indian-American director Sarita Khurana follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Ritu, Dipti and Amrita represent the new India. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values in the urban cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, they have access to the world in ways their mothers did not. Yet their lives take a dramatic turn when they are pressured to settle down and get married. Career aspirations become secondary to the pursuit of a husband, and the women struggle with the prospect of leaving their homes and families to become part of another. Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in cinéma vérité-like style over four years, the film examines the women’s complex relationships with the institution of marriage, the many nuanced ways society molds them into traditional roles, and a rarely-seen portrait of India’s urban middle class. In English & Hindi, with English subtitles, 90 minutes.
All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).
CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.
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