March 5, 2014
Emma Thompson-Produced Film to Open IFFLA
'Sold' stars Gillian Anderson, David Arquette and Seema Biswas
by Shalini Dore
The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles will open with “Sold,” produced by Emma Thompson and directed by Jeffrey Brown, on April 8 at the ArcLight in Hollywood.
“Because of ‘Sold’s’ marvelous script and courageous and brilliant cast, it is a story that we can all watch – so that we may understand the processes of slavery in modern India and feel able to act without feeling the kind of rage and hopelessness that gets in the way of doing anything,” Thompson said.
The opening night gala reception will be at Nirvana-Bombay Palace in Beverly Hills. The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles, which showcases groundbreaking Indian cinema, runs April 8-13.
Sources: http://variety.com/2014/film/festivals/emma-thompson-produced-film-to-open-iffla-1201126347/; http://youtu.be/NLy6B6wcaI4