Anne (netmouse) wrote,

Ooo! Bollywood comes to the Michigan Theater! With Live Dancing!


Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India will be the centerpiece of a special evening celebrating Indian culture on Saturday, June 14 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan Theater. The contemporary Bollywood classic will screen along with a live Indian dance presentation during intermission.

What is Bollywood? It’s the nickname of the Indian film industry based in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, where more than 800 films are produced each year, dwarfing US production. They are no ordinary films – all-singing, all-dancing, filled with costume changes and invariably the story of boy-meets-girl, they are the reason more than 14 million people in India go to the movies every day.

Critically-acclaimed worldwide, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India was the 2002 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In the film, set in Queen Victoria’s India in 1893, drought-ridden farmers rebel against an onerous tax (the lagaan) imposed by the British. The showdown comes in a cricket match between the villagers and their colonial oppressors – complicated by two love stories. Rated PG. 224 minutes.

Special reserved seating is available in the Taj Mahal Section. Advance tickets are available at beginning Friday, May 23 at 10:00 AM. Group rates are also available. Call (734) 668-8397, ext. 21. Please visit the Michigan Theater web site for more information.


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