I know the suspense has been killing you. Trust me, I've been trying über hard not to let this slip (and my mom is GOOD at playing the guilt trip card)! At long last the time is nigh... drum roll please*
My first feature, Let's Be Out, The Sun Is Shining (formerly titled Oh, Sophia) will premiere as an Official Selection of the New York Indian Film Festival on Saturday, May 26, 2012!!
I'm so excited to finally share this film with you all - it was an absolute labor of love for cast and crew, and I'm really proud of the work we did. I hope you'll join me at the premiere! Here are the details:
DATE: Saturday, May 26TIME: 3pmLOCATION: Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street) Theater 1TICKETS: $15 general admission ($12 for students/seniors with an ID) CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and reserve your seat(s)!GOOD TO KNOW: the NYIFF has "Audience Choice Awards," so our secret hope is to PACK this theater with lovers and supporters - AKA you!SIDEBAR: If you can't make it to the screening, we'd still love your support! Please consider contributing the cost of a ticket to our IndieGoGo Page to help us raise funds for the music rights to the wonderful songs in the film.
Please buy your tickets directly from the NYIFF website, but do let me know if you'll be coming so we can celebrate together :) For those who are still in the "what the heck is this film about?!" camp:
Directed by Bornila Chatterjee, Let's Be Out, The Sun Is Shining is about a shy Indian-American receptionist named DIYA (Lipica Shah) with romantic notions of love who falls in love with a charismatic Brooklyn bartender PADDY (Scott Lyman) to whom everyone is disposable. When Paddy rejects Diya for another woman (Madeleine James), she immerses herself in his world of struggling actors and musicians (Angela Gulner, Eli Bridges, Margaret Ying Drake, Jabari Brisport) who live potentially displaced in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Though Diya's protective older brother (Samrat Chakrabarti) and uncle (Anil Chandiramani) do not understand her need to "change the pattern" of her life, the magnetism and passion of this new circle of friends teaches Diya a few important lessons about lust, love and staying true to oneself.