2016, Dinesh Das Sabu, USA/India, 57 min.
- Fri, Feb 17th 8:15pm
- Sat, Feb 18th 3:30pm
- Sun, Feb 19th 5:30pm
- Mon, Feb 20th 8:30pm
- Tue, Feb 21st 6:00pm
- Wed, Feb 22nd 8:15pm
- Thu, Feb 23rd 8:15pm
“Intense…a fascinating look into how we are caught between influences of our past and present.” — Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
“Starkly and yet tenderly shot…a moving and important film.” — Debra Davy, L.A. Splash
Twenty years after the sudden death of both of his parents, director Sabu attempts to piece together the circumstances that led to his being orphaned at the age of six and raised without adult supervision by only slightly older siblings. A fractured tale of mismatched marriage, immigration from India, schizophrenia, and his mother’s fateful choices emerges through multiple points of view, as Sabu integrates the differing memories of his sisters and brothers, relatives in India, and a painful delving into long-kept family secrets for a new complex portrait of the past he never knew. A Kartemquin Films production. DCP digital. (BS)
Fri., February 17, 8:15pm: Q&A with director Dinesh Das Sabu, Gordon Quinn and Sangeetha Ravichandran. Moderated by Howard Reich, the Chicago Tribune's arts critic, producer-writer of Kartemquin Fillms' "Prisoner of Her Past" and author of five books. Presented in cooperation with Kartemquin Films.
Sat., February 18, 3:50pm: Q&A with director Dinesh Das Sabu, moderated by Surendra P. Shah, a former Indo-American Museum Board Member. Presented in cooperation with the Indo-American Heritage Museum.
Sun., February 19, 5:15pm: Director Dinesh Das Sabu and Co-Producer R. Patrick Lile in conversation.
Mon., February 20, 8:15pm: Q&A with director Dinesh Das Sabu, moderated by Alexa James, Executive Director of NAMI-Chicago. Presented in cooperation with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago.
Tue., February 21, 6pm: Q&A with director Dinesh Das Sabu and Dr. Suresh Unni, moderated by Apna Ghar Legal Advocate Alina Ali. Presented in cooperation with Apna Ghar.
Wed., February 22, 8:15pm: Q&A with director Dinesh Das Sabu, IFP Chicago Executive Director Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Editor Matt Lauterbach and Kartemquin Director of Editing Leslie Simmer. Presented in cooperation with Independent Filmmaker Project Chicago
Thu., February 23, 8:15pm: Q&A with director Dinesh Das Sabu and Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, moderated by Eye on India President Anuradha Behari. Presented in cooperation with the Eye on India Festival.