A SUITABLE GIRL
Directed by Sarita Khurana & Smriti Mundhra
Winner of the Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director, at the Tribeca International Film Festival, 2017
Director will be present for Q & A
When: Saturday March 31st but at 2pm
Where: ATA, 992 Valencia Street , San Francisco, CA 94110
Cost: $7 general, and $5 for students, tickets available at the door
A Suitable Girl follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Ritu, Dipti and Amrita represent the new India. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values in the urban cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, they have access to the world in ways their mothers did not. Yet their lives take a dramatic turn when the pressure to settle down and get married hits. Career aspirations become secondary to the pursuit of a husband, and the women struggle with the prospect of leaving their homes and families to become part of another.
Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in vérité over four years, the film examines the women’s complex relationships with the marriage, family, and culture; the many nuanced ways society molds them into traditional roles; and a rarely-seen portrait of India’s urban middle class.