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The Queens Museum of Art and 3rd i NY present
in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the
Mayor's Office of Film, Television & Broadcasting

Made in NY: The Immigrant Experience in New Films

A series of screenings and discussions that highlights films made in New York about the immigrant experience.

Nov 4th, 2pm: Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Nov 11th, 2pm: Man Push Cart

Queens, being the most diverse locale in the country, offers an ideal location to showcase the innovative productions that are made locally but are international in their scope and perspective. Each screening in the three week series will be complemented by a discussion with the director or producer of the film. These events are free of charge and are followed by light refreshments.

Queens Museum of Art
NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Park
Corona, NY 11368-3398
Tel. 718.592.9700 x222


Directions: 7 Train to Willets Point/Shea Stadium and follow the yellow signs on a ten-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere. Driving directions.

Saturday, November 4th, 2:00-5:30 pm
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna / Never Say Goodbye (Karan Johar, India/US, 2006, 160 min, Hindi & English) a powerful Indian film capturing the budding affair between two married people in search of something deeper, and the repercussions of their romance. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Location Manager Joe White who will talk about the experience of shooting a Bollywood film almost entirely set and shot in New York.

Saturday, November 11th, 2:00-5:00 pm
Man Push Cart (Ramin Bharani, US/Iran, 83 min, 2005, English & Urdu), The heralded film that follows Ahmad as he struggles to drag his heavy cart along the streets of New York to his corner in Midtown Manhattan where, every morning, he sells coffee and donuts. The film will be followed by a special chance to hear from the director Ramin Bahrani about his next feature in production, the story of a brother and sister relationship in Queens in the "Valley of Ashes" that is now Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Note: Series continues with Georgia Lee's Chinese American family drama "Red Doors" on Nov 18!

About 3rd I. 3rd I New York's monthly film and music salon designed by local filmmakers and experimental DJs showcases the works of independent filmmakers of South Asian descent and local djs, musicians and electronica artists. Providing alternative forums for South Asian filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion. More info...

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This event is made possible in part through public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.