A special screening of the film 'Yours Emotionally!' was organized by Parmesh Shahani at MIT, Boston on June 30
The invite read:
A reminder that there will be a very special screening, and the Boston premiere of the gay Indian film "Yours Emotionally" at MIT, tomorrow, that is Friday, June 30, 2006, between 7:00pm-9:30pm, in room 1-190 (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=1&Buildings=go ) The film is a surreal journey that deals with the realities of trans-cultural love across India and the UK. (See www.yoursemotionally.com for more)
Sridhar Rangayan, the film's director (Gulabi Aaina/The Pink Mirror, 2003) will be visiting Boston especially for this event, and he will be present for a short Q&A session following the screening. He has been traveling with the film through the US this summer, and it has received a thundering reception over the past 4 weeks at NewFest in New York and Frameline in San Francisco.
I do hope that you will be able to make it for the special Boston event - attendance is free. Feel free to pass on this email to those you think may be interested in attending the screening and/or post it on any lists that you think appropriate.
Sridhar writes: Thanks so much Parmesh. It was such a well organized event and the turn out was really amazing. Especially considering it was a non-academic season at this campus city and it also was the July4th long holiday weekend, to have an auditorium full with more than 125 people was truly gratifying. The Q&A almost went on forever (more than an hour) and we had to take the conversation to dinner at a fantastic bengali resturant. Thanks to the Boston Masala group for spreading the word and of course a special thanks to Junri for putting up those YE posters all over MIT!
During the Q&A, there was quite a bit of debate about the women characters in the film. I tried to portray them as having great emotional strength to sustain marriages with closeted gay men, but many women in the audience seem to think that that is the bane of women - that they are always put on the pedestal and expected to play the Mother India stereotypes. That was thoughtprovoking. Thanks.