Palo Alto Premiere
Filmmaker Prarthana Mohan in Person!!
This coming-of-age comedy coming straight from Mill Valley Film Festival will resonate with viewers both young, old and in between. The Miseducation of Bindu follows a day in the life of a painfully bright but awkward 15-year-old Bindu, who endures high school and tries to graduate early.
Her mother (Priyanka Bose, Lion) does her best to keep Bindu on track while maintaining her Indian heritage, and her clueless stepfather (David Arquette, Scream), tries to give Bindu advice on boys and high school life in America. Paying homage to Bollywood rock with one fantastical Bollywood dance number, Bindu dreams about escaping and longs for her home in India. The film shines a light on the immigrant experience of a teenager caught between girlhood and womanhood, and India’s traditional past and the promise of a global future where she can blend in to be whomever she wants to be.