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RETROSPECTIVE: Mississippi Masala

Directed by Mira Nair

The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala, a 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) spends her days cleaning rooms in an Indian-run motel in Mississippi. When she falls for the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington), their passionate romance challenges the prejudices of both of their families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities.

CW: sexual content

This film will be screening in-person only.

Directed by Mira Nair

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative

Sat, Nov 12
7:00 pm