The Tiger Hunter
2016, Lena Khan, USA, 94 min. With Dani Pudi, Rizwan Manji.
- Fri, Mar 31st 8:00pm
“Resonates with genuine affection and abundant authenticity.” — Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
“Delightful fish-out-of-water comedy that wins with gentle humor and genuine heart.” — Stephen Palmer, Eastern Kicks
Armed with a spiffy polyester suit and a shiny new engineering degree, Sami (Pudi) sets out from rural India to 1970s Chicago to become a “professional American,” the memory of his long-dead dad, the village hero, still fresh in his mind. Disappointment rules when he lands only a lowly temp job and scores a spot in an apartment packed with cab-driving roommates with engineering degrees. Scrambling for the lowest rung on the corporate ladder, he seeks to convince his would-be sweetheart and her mercenary father that he’s already ensconced in a mansion, complete with butler and chef. Director Khan’s wacky comedy satirizes an ambitious immigrant’s plight while delivering a winning message about remaining true to your roots. DCP digital. (BS)
Friday, March 31 at 8 PM: Actor Danny Pudi will be present for audience discussion via Skype.
The public is invited to the opening reception for the art exhibit “Fierce Tidings: On Rage and Hope” and artist pop-up shop from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in our Gallery/Café.