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NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 23RD TO THE 30TH

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 19•15

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NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

Festival
The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films. The Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works of both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, independent spirit and vision of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions into all aspects of the Festival, the Festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and background to participate.

For full schedule go to newportbeachfilmfest.com

WHATS’SgoingON

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VENUES

During the week of the festival, screenings are held at several venues in the Newport Beach area. With 15 screens showing films each day, our venue partners provide a fantastic viewing experience for all festival-goers.
Opening Night Film
Big Newport Theater
300 Newport Center Drive, NB 92660

Film Screenings
Lido Live Theater
3459 Via Lido, NB 92663

Film Screenings
Starlight Triangle 8 Cinemas
1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92627

Film Screenings
Island Cinemas, Fashion Island
327 Newport Center Dr, NB 92660

Film Screenings
Big Newport Theater
300 Newport Center Drive, NB 92660

Film Screenings
Regency South Coast Village
1561 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Film Screenings
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Film Screenings
The Studio at Sage Hill
20402 Newport Coast Road, NB 92660

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COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL April 20th to 28th AT THE DIRECTORS GUILD

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 17•15

COLCOA FANS, The festival opens this Monday. Reservations and Box Office are now closed on www.colcoa.org except for the COLCOA CINEMA COMPETITION closing film scheduled on Monday April 27. Stay tuned This film will be unvieled on Monday April 20 in the evening.

New tickets will be available for guests and buyers at the festival (Directors Guild of America theater) from Tuesday April 21 at 3:00 pm. Visit colcoa.org for details.

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OPENING NIGHT GALA
BY INVITATION ONLY
LIMITED TICKETS FOR SALE

RENOIR & TRUFFAUT THEATERS – 7:30 pm
Followed by a discussion with co-writer/director Yann Gozlan
and actor Pierre Niney.

A PERFECT MAN (Un homme idéal)
North American Premiere
Thriller/Drama

Directed by: Yann Gozlan
Written by: Yann Gozlan, Guillaume Lemans, Grégoire Vigneron
Cast: Pierre Niney, Ana Girardot, André Marcon
Film also shown on Saturday April 25th
(+ Short Film Presentation: STRUCK)

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COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, “9 Days of Premieres in Hollywood”, was founded in 1996 by The Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF), a unique collaborative effort of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America West, and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COLCOA is also supported by l’Association des Auteurs-Réalisateurs-Producteurs (ARP), the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, the CNC, TV France International and UNIFRANCE.

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COLCOA is the acronym of City of Lights, City of Angels, the original name of the French film festival in Hollywood, chosen in 1996 by FACF members including Jack Valenti and John Frankenheimer. This titles underlined the relation between Paris and Los Angeles, two world capitals for cinema. For some reason, this name was misspelled from the very beginning as a “s” was added to “City of Light”. Although the mistake has been regularly noticed, the festival’s name has never been corrected. In 2015, the official name of the festival became COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL.

COLCOA takes place in April now for nine days in the prestigious theaters of the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood (3 theaters, a 210 capacity lounge and a 1500 capacity lobby).

COLCOA is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing the vitality and the diversity of French cinema in Hollywood: comedies and dramas, box office hits in France and novelties, first features and films from established writer-directors, documentaries, animation features, short films, art house movies as well as mainstream films.

In 18 years, 538 films have been selected. COLCOA has continually evolved to become a showcase of at least 60 films, with a capacity of more than 21,000 in 2014 and an occupancy rate of 94%.

Its exclusive program has made COLCOA an anticipated date in the industry calendar and now the largest French film festival in the world. Scheduled a few weeks after the Academy Awards® and before the Cannes Film Festival, COLCOA has become a prestigious event in Los Angeles.

Since 2004, the selection is entirely composed of premieres. Several high-profile features are presented at COLCOA for the first time in North America or in the U.S.. The showcase is also known for present- ing films several months before their commercial release in the U.S., raising the event’s profile among U.S. distributors who now use the event as a platform to launch and promote their film in Hollywood.

The COLCOA audience is mainly composed of film industry professionals (74%), including Academy Awards® members: directors, writers, distributors, producers, agents, exhibitors, critics and journalists. COLCOA has developed partnerships with organizations like IFTA, The Cannes Film Market, Film Independent, Women in Film, The American Cinematheque, SAG, and since 2008, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

 

Additionally, COLCOA is more than a film industry event. It has become more and more popular in the Greater Los Angeles community and most of the screenings are booked several weeks before the event.

In 2008, an educational program was launched to promote foreign films among young American audiences in association with E.L.M.A (European Languages & Movies in America). More than 100 high schools in Los Angeles County have participated in the program since 2008. In 2010, a master class program was in- troduced for colleges, film schools and universities. In 2015, the festival will welcome its 15,000th student.

With 20,000 attendees in 2014, COLCOA has reached a new dimension, which will be confirmed in 2015 with the introduction of an additional day (for a total of 9 days), in order to satisfy a still growing audience and give our sponsors more visibility.

One reason for the success of COLCOA is a growing interest from the press. In addition to media partnerships with Variety, LA Times, LA Weekly, KPCC-89.3 FM, DailyMotion, TV5 Monde, and Indiewire, COLCOA has continuously developed relationships with journalists and critics. Thanks to a specific accreditation program, which includes press screenings and press sessions with filmmakers and actors, journalists have a priority access to screenings and various social events during the week. In 2014, 80 journalists, professional bloggers and critics were accredited.

More than 100 French writers, directors and producers have presented their ?lm(s) at COLCOA . Among them are Olivier Assayas, Bertrand Blier, Dany Boon, Stéphane Brizé, Laurent Cantet, Cedric Klapisch, Alain Corneau, Costa-Gavras, Julie Delpy, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin, Anne Fontaine, Michael Hazanavicius, Mathieu Kassovitz, Philippe Le Guay, Claude Lelouch, Claude Miller, Bertrand Tavernier, Danièle Thompson, and Francis Veber.

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*PHOTOS Taken At The MTV MOVIE AWARDS Pre-Gala Gifting Suite by GBK Friday 4/10 Sat.4/11

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 10•15

*PHOTOS  Taken  At The GBK Pre-MTV Movie Awards. \The event took place in Hollywood at the Roosevelt Hotel April 10th and April 11th from 11 am to 5 pm.

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GBK Productions (www.gbkproductions.com) hosted a celebrity gift lounge event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on April 10th and 11th in recognition of the 2015 Movie Awards. The presenting sponsor for the event was LifeCell, a top shelf anti-aging skin care line. Two charities sponsored the event: Alfalit International, a non-profit organization that promotes literacy programs in the US; and Lambda Legal, a law firm that represents the LGBT community and allies.
As celebrities and guests mingled through the lounge spots, celebrity DJ Don Price provided the music, spinning vinyl grooves. Nuvino wine presented guests with a boxed set of four wines: Malbec, Red Blend, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc in single serving pouches. Bare Organic Mixers featured their low calorie mixer for cocktails. Naughty Girls Donut Shop added gifts of ground coffee to the beverage mix, along with donuts and pastries. Enjoying a glass of the Nuvino wine, one was greeted by two women sporting Nerf Rebelle toys probably intended more for grown-ups. The Nerf Rebelle Strongheart Bow accurately shot darts at a target.
Services offered at the gift lounge included Boulevard Hospitality Group, special sessions with celebrity trainer Lalo Fuentes and CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort, a travel group for luminaries, plus a three night stay at Hotel Roma. Bible LA, with their wonderful tees and hoodies, MovemeThe Savee Couture and M Movement all displayed apparel and carrying cases fit for the stars. Eye Candy of Beverly Hills presented classic eyewear. Grande Naturals handed out gift boxes of anti-aging cosmetics and lash lengthening mascara. Dara Ettinger generously offered luminaries her one-of-a-kind pieces of semi-precious jewelry.
The Artisan Group gifted celebrities and guests tote bags containing a bounty of handmade jewelry and cosmetics from various artists in the locale. WithI got so many compliments when I recently wore a beautiful handmade pendant featuring the tree of life in sterling silver set in orange enamel by Nature  (www.etsy.com/shop/NatureWithYou) that went well with pearl drop earrings from Nature’s Splendour (www.etsy.com/shop/naturessplendour). I will definitely enjoy Delia’s Delight Jewelry (http://delias-delight-jewelry.myshopify.com). Delia offered her Tranquility Earrings of freshwater pearls and white copper discs etched with Japanese symbols. Another set of gorgeous earrings are from Starletta Designs (www.etsy.com/shop/starletta), green chalcedony drop earrings with sterling silver wire wrap. I now have the perfect gift for a special friend, a sweet necklace from Loralyn Designs (http://www.loralyndesigns.com), which has a Celtic knot of industrial steel centered with a blue disc. The Artisan Group goody bag included several other pieces of jewelry, plus cosmetics and soap. Some of the names and websites for these magnificent handmade gifts are: MadScientistsDesigns (etsy.com/shop/MadScientistsDesigns), Sienna Grace Jewelry (www.siennagrace.com), Jamison Rae (www.jamisonraejewelry.com), Bubbles-Bath-Boutique.com, Little Hill Jewelry (littlehilljewelry.com), painted polish (paintedpolish.com), Lorelei Vella, Inc. (www.LoreleiVella.etsy.com), and a golden and brass medallion by Anju Khanna (www.anjuSparks.com). Did not mention every artist and sponsor and they all deserve a BIG BRAVO!
GBK did a magnificent job of putting this show all together! As Usual!
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THURSDAY OPENING NITE! THE 13th ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 8TH – 12TH ANNOUNCES OPENING AND CLOSING GALAS Plus The Film Line-up!

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 03•15

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THE 13th ANNUAL INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES OPENING AND CLOSING GALAS

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HARAAMKHOR starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and directed by Shlok Sharma will have its world premiere as the Opening Night Gala film.
The festival will close with Nagesh Kukunoor’s DHANAK (RAINBOW).
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today the Opening and Closing red carpet galas. Opening the festival on April 8 is the world premiere of HARAAMKHOR, written and directed by Shlok Sharma and starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Nagesh Kukunoor’s award-winning DHANAK (RAINBOW) will close the festival with its US premiere. Sharma and Kukunoor will be in attendance along with the star and producer of HARAAMKHOR – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Guneet Monga.
Tickets to the galas are now available on www.indianfilmfestival.org. The full line-up will be announced on March 10. The festival is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema. Celebrating its 13th year, IFFLA will run April 8-12 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, the festival’s home since its inception.
Shlok Sharma’s riveting feature debut, HARAAMKHOR, is produced by India’s most prominent producers, Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur, Ugly, Bombay Velvet) and Guneet Monga (The Lunchbox, Gangs of Wasseypur). Monga was honored at IFFLA in 2013 with the Industry Leadership Award. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox, Miss Lovely) in a masterful performance as a teacher having an illicit affair with one of his students, HARAAMKHOR, explores innocent young love that is put on a collision course with the messy reality of budding adulthood.
“We’re thrilled to kick off our 13th edition with the world premiere of HARAAMKHOR. Shlok’s film resonates to something we all can understand- the beautiful complications of youth. It invigorates us to have a filmmaker return to IFFLA, and especially so when their first feature is as powerful as this,” said IFFLA’s Artistic Director, Jasmine Jaisinghani.
Fresh from his award-winning premiere at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, Nagesh Kukunoor arrives at IFFLA with DHANAK. The gorgeous tale of a brother and sister who embark on a journey across Rajasthan in an attempt to meet the great Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, DHANAK is filled with color, magic and music in a celebration of childhood and family.
“I have been a longtime fan of Nagesh’s work and look forward to welcoming him back to IFFLA,” said festival FounderChair Christina Marouda. “DHANAK is a stunning film – infectious in its joyous spirit and appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. We can’t wait to share it with the IFFLA audiences, who I know will be just as charmed as we were.”
For both filmmakers, their screenings at IFFLA will be a homecoming. Shlok has had two short films in the festival, one of which – TUBELIGHT’S MOON (KA CHAND) – won the Audience Award in 2011. Nagesh Kukunoor’s 3 DEEWAREIN (3 WALLS) played at the inaugural year of the festival in 2003.

Nirvana-Bombay Palace will host the Opening and Closing Night Gala receptions in Beverly Hills.

Tickets and Passes
The 13th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) runs April 8-12 at ArcLight Hollywood, located at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd between Vine and Ivar. Festival Passes and Gala tickets are now on sale at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Individual screening tickets go on sale March 20.
For more information, please visit www.indianfilmfestival.org or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.comindianfilmfestival), Twitter (@iffla) and YouTube (www.youtube.comuserindianfilmfestival).

Film Guide 2015
HARAAMKHOR
HARAAMKHOR
Innocent young love is put on a collision course with the messy reality of budding adulthood in Shlok Sharma’s unforgettable feature debut. Young student Kamal is infatuated with his 15-year-old classmate Sandhya, and together with his best friend Mintu devises […]
OPENING NIGHT GALAWORLD PREMIEREApril 8, 20157:30PM

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MISS INDIA AMERICA
Recent Orange County high school graduate Lily has it all figured out. She’ll become a doctor like her father, marry her longtime boyfriend Karim, have children, and live happily ever after. When Karim deviates from Lily’s plan by leaving her […]
LOS ANGELES PREMIEREApril 9, 20157:30PM

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TITLI
Born into abject poverty, Titli, the youngest of three brothers, takes a bride without telling her about his patriarchal family’s criminal life. However, after the bride refuses to consummate their marriage, another secret unravels: her longstanding illicit affair. Desperate to […]
April 9, 20157:45PM

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FOUR COLORS (CHAURANGA)
Bikas Ranjan Mishra announces himself as a powerful new voice in Indian cinema with his debut feature, an intricately designed portrait of a rural Indian village slowly poisoning itself. Based on true events, Mishra’s film takes a critical look at […]
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREApril 9, 20159:30PM

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LABOUR OF LOVE
Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s lyrical portrait of one day in a married couple’s life began its festival run with a win for Best Debut Director in Venice, and has since become one of the most celebrated Indian films on the international […]
U.S. PREMIERE April 10, 20157:00PM

SHORTS PROGRAM 1

April 10, 20157:15PM

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KILLA
Forced to leave the family home in Pune because of his mother’s work, young Chinu struggles to fit in with the kids in the coastal countryside of Konkan. Smart, quiet, and still mourning the death of his father, Chinu befriends […]
April 10, 20159:15PM

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JAI HO
While his two Oscar wins for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE officially introduced A.R. Rahman to American audiences, he had been a household name for fans of Indian film and music the world over for nearly two decades. For the first time, composer, […]
BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHTLOS ANGELES PREMIEREApril 10, 20159:30PM

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TWO
Preserved by the Academy Film Archive Commissioned by US public television to make an English language film in a Bengali setting as part of a trilogy of Indian films, Satyajit Ray chose instead to forego any dialogue in this eloquent […]
April 10, 20159:30PM

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ELIZABETH EKADASHI
In the village of Pandharpur in Maharashtra, a precocious little street preacher named Dnyanesh and his younger sister Zendu proudly stroll through the streets with their prized possession: a gleaming yellow bicycle they’ve named ‘Elizabeth.’ Though neither child has grown […]
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREApril 11, 20151:00PM

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TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR
For nearly 50 years, some 3000 Indian street and folk artist families have lived in the colony of Kathputli in Delhi. Surrounded by overcharged construction changing the face of India’s capital, the slum has fallen into the grasp of developers […]
LOS ANGELES PREMIEREApril 11, 20152:45PM

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THE CROW’S EGG
Director M. Manikandan’s debut feature is at once a charming, bittersweet family film and a stinging satire of corporate misbehavior, all drawn from the simple tale of two brothers who just want to have their first taste of pizza. The […]
U.S. PREMIEREApril 11, 20153:15PM

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

April 11, 20155:30PM

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ONE CRAZY THING
Former television star Jay is haunted by the sex tape that destroyed his life and turned his unknown actress girlfriend into an A-list Hollywood celebrity. Following his rise to fame on a popular soap opera and then plunge to viral […]
CENTERPIECEWORLD PREMIEREApril 11, 20157:30PM

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AMMA & APPA
Franziska, a Bavarian German woman working as a journalist in India, and Jayakrishnan, a young Tamil artist, met in Mumbai and fell in love. Soon they were engaged and eager to spend their lives together, but a major hurdle stood […]
LOS ANGELES PREMIEREApril 11, 20158:00PM

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TAAL
While visiting Himachal Pradesh with his wealthy father, London based Manav meets Mansi, the daughter of a traditional folk singer. With some perseverance on Manav’s part, the two fall in love. Despite his promise of marriage, the difference in social […]
BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHTApril 11, 20159:30PM

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TIGERS
Ayan is a frustrated pharmaceutical salesman in Pakistan who can never get his doctor clients to prescribe his products because they are from local manufacturers and not from the ubiquitous multi-national brands. Newly married and eager to build his career, he […]
LOS ANGELES PREMIEREApril 12, 20153:00PM

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DHANAK (RAINBOW)
Fresh from his award-winning premiere at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, Nagesh Kukunoor arrives at IFFLA with this stunning tale of a brother and sister who embark on a journey across Rajasthan in an attempt to meet the great Shah […]
CLOSING NIGHT GALAU.S. PREMIEREApril 12, 20156:00PM

For more information www.indianfilmfestival.org.

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About IFFLA
Now in its 13th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
The five-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and India. The festival will showcase more than 30 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony. This year will feature again the wildly popular “Bollywood by Night” series, live music, and dance performances.
For more information www.indianfilmfestival.org.

About ArcLight Cinemas
ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, a privately owned, Los Angeles based company with 60 years of theatrical exhibition history throughout California, Hawaii and Washington. ArcLight Cinemas operates five theaters in California including Hollywood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo and La Jolla, and one theater in Bethesda, Md., with additional theaters under construction in Chicago and Santa Monica, California, slated for a 2015 opening. ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood. Pacific Theatres currently operates theaters in Los Angeles that include The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA.
OPENING NIGHT GALA
HARAAMKHOR (THE WRETCHED)
India201590minDCPHindi
WORLD PREMIERE

Director Shlok Sharma
Producer Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap
Screenwriter Shlok Sharma
Cinematographer Siddharth Diwan
Editor Kratika Adhikari
Composers Vishal Khurana, Karan Gour
Cast Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi, Harish Khanna
Innocent young love is put on a collision course with the messy reality of budding adulthood in Shlok Sharma’s unforgettable feature debut. Young student Kamal is infatuated with his 15-year-old classmate Sandhya, and together with his best friend Mintu devises countless imaginative schemes to win her affection. But Sandhya has a troubling infatuation of her own she is carrying on an affair with her teacher, Shyam (another masterful performance by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). When the two young boys catch on to this illicit arrangement, events are set into motion that could lead to tragedy for all involved.
Shlok Sharma deftly alternates the tone of his film between lighthearted, youthful adventure and more sobering, truthful moments. Sharply aware of the fact that childhood longings rarely come to fruition, Sharma watches sympathetically as each of his four central characters stumble and falter in their attempts to hold onto a desire they’d be better off forgetting, while the audience braces for impact when the inevitable crash comes.
Stills for the film are available upon request.

CLOSING NIGHT GALA
DHANAK (RAINBOW)
India2015103minHindi
US PREMIERE
Director Nagesh Kukunoor
Producer Manish Mundra, Nagesh Kukunoor, Elahe Hiptoola
Screenwriter Nagesh Kukunoor
Cinematographer Chirantan Das
Editor Sanjib Datta
Composer Tapas Relia
Cast Krrish Chhabria, Hetal Gada, Gulfam Khan, Vipin Sharma, Suresh Menon, Chet Dixon, Fllora Saini, Vijay Maurya, Vibha Chhibber, Rajiv Laxman
Fresh from his award-winning premiere at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival, Nagesh Kukunoor arrives at IFFLA with this stunning tale of a brother and sister who embark on a journey across Rajasthan in an attempt to meet the great Shah Rukh Khan. Pari is the responsible older sister to Chotu, a high-spirited blind boy on the brink of his ninth birthday. Chotu wants nothing more than to have his vision back and Pari — inspired by a message she sees on a Shah Rukh Khan poster — promises him he’ll get it before his birthday arrives. When the two learn that Shah Rukh Khan is filming only a few hundred kilometers from their village, they sneak away from home and set out to meet the superstar.
What follows is a trek full of side-splitting banter and bickering between the two remarkable children, vibrant colors, lively music, new friendships, and harrowing danger. Kukunoor’s two young leads embody the adventurous spirit that comes with growing up and taking your fate into your own hands for the first time. He has crafted an utterly gorgeous film around one simple wish, and ultimately delivers a disarming, heartfelt plea to recognize and appreciate the beauty that exists all around us.

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*PHOTOS Taken at the Pre – Kids’ Choice Awards GBK Gift Suite March 26th and 27th

Article By: Marcelle - Apr• 02•15

Pre – Kids’ Choice Awards GBK Gift Suite! 

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GBK Productions hosted its exclusive 2015 GBK Pre-Kids Choice Awards VIP Gift Lounge at The Redbury Hotel in Hollywood.

Honoring this year’s Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice nominees and presenters Hollywood’s youngest and hottest stars including gymnast McKayla Maroney, model AzMarie Livingston,”Every Witch Way” star Zoey Burger, “Haunted Hathaways” star Breanna Yde and “Dance Mom” star Chloe Lukasiak came out to have fun.
It was held at the exclusive Redbury Hotel, in the heart of Hollywood, I’ve never been there before. Got there early and had coffee and a muffin with the very nice person attending the little coffee shop. The second floors space is called The Library, but I have been there during the day, It is quite lovely.

There were a lot of young actors and actresses there this time. Jillian Estell, was there.  She played Kevin Costner’s granddaughter a  film. Saw dancer Mollie Gray, who was a wild on Season Six of So You Think You Can Dance.

GBK featured very interesting gifts for kids.  And the food was  great!  There was a buffet of all Greek delicacies, including stuffed grape leaves, hummus, and tahini with beautiful seasoned flat breads and giant homemade chips. Also a lovely fruit platter !
The dessert bar was so elegant. Presented on top of books, to pay tribute to the name of the venue, it consisted of perfect-sized treats, including chocolate-dipped crisped rice treats, mini chocolate mousse cups, bite-sized chocolate cupcakes (which were my faves,) and mango mousse cups that were topped with raspberries and blackberries.
The DJ was excellent.

I was promised a pair of the pink HEELY’S,  YEAH!  THERE FOOTWEAR IS SO AWESOME!  www.heelys.com SEE PIX ABOVE.

Audiopark–Sound engineer Sandy Lam created these genius headphones, so you know the sound quality on them is great! But they’re  So cool!  There  are a pair  of ear buds that you wrap around your wrist when not in use, and they look like hip jewelry!
www.audioparkco.com
Couch Potato—This on-line shopping site was offering gift certificates so that the guests can choose their own DVDs of their favorite films and TV shows.  www.couchpotato.com
M The Movement–The casual-wear designer Michael Herrera was showcasing. They were gifting v-neck tee-shirts featuring his face, in gold.
Lalo Fuentes–were gifting certificates for a nutritional consultation, physical evaluation, and an hour work-out with a professional trainer. www.lalofitness.com
GBK’s charity this time was the Share Your Heart Foundation.
The Mehndi Tattoo Kit—It’s a kit to do those temporary brown tattoos, with intricate designs, yourself.
I stopped by to say hi to my friends at Stop Attack, These people are everywhere, which is a good thing, since their purpose is to help us stay safe.

We  did not get to visit every sponsor, but all in all the Gifting Suite was one of GBK’s BEST!

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Robyn Santiago
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