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in its New York Premiere

Second Generation

Monday, May 24
Showtimes: 6:15 pm and 9:15 pm
Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (at Avenue A)
F to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker

Advance ticket sales are now closed. Please show up at the Pioneer Theater early in order to buy tickets at the box office for the 6:15 screening. The 9:15 screening is fully SOLD OUT.

For more info: thirdi_ny@yahoo.com

Co-presented by Dhamaal.

About the Film

Director: Jon Sen
UK. 2003.
138mins. Video Color.

Finally, a bona fide soap opera about South Asian immigrants in Britain! SECOND GENERATION has it all: the family patriarch felled by a stroke, scheming children trying to take over the curry empire, adultery, suicide, sleeping with the enemy, shirtless hunks and panting sex. This English television two-part series has a new generation of British Asians trying to make a mark in business, love and music while struggling with some very tangled family roots.

The questions come fast and furious as SECOND GENERATION's entanglements unspin. Will Heere's fatal attraction to childhood friend Samir ruin her engagement to Jack? Will uber-bitch Priya fire all her father's faithful employees? What's the guilty secret about his late wife that torments Sharma? Will wonder-boy rapper Uzi hold his own against a record company cashing in on Asian cool?

A dream cast of Parminder Nagra (BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM), Om Puri (EAST IS EAST), Anupam Kher (BECKHAM), Rita Wolf (MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE), Roshan Seth (GANDHI) and Christopher Simpson (WHITE TEETH) provides the fireworks, while Asian Underground figurehead Nitin Sawhney provides the electrifying soundtrack. SECOND GENERATION is certainly a lively potboiler grappling with issues of identity, tradition and the price of immigration, but it's mostly an addictive guilty pleasure, part KING LEAR, part ROMEO AND JULIET and a lot of "I left my heart in Kolkata."

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Advance ticket sales are now closed. Please show up at the Pioneer Theater early in order to buy tickets at the box office.

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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.