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Mississippi Masala Screening
Mississippi Masala Screening

Wed, Feb 07

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HOW BAZAR

Mississippi Masala Screening

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Time & Location

Feb 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

HOW BAZAR , 60 SW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA

About the event

Join the UF Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship+ for the next event in our Migration in Film Series!

They will screen Mississippi Masala at The How Bazar, 2/7 at 6pm, followed by refreshments and a panel discussion with local experts

The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South are blended and simmered into a rich and fragrant fusion feast in Mira Nair’s luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi. It’s there that a passionate romance with the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington) challenges the prejudices of their conservative families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with big-hearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and radical celebration of love’s power to break down the barriers between us.

**Street parking downtown is free after 5, additional parking is available in the garage on SW 2nd street near the venue**

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