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BAESIANZ CINEMA CLUB PRESENTS: Fire (1996) by Deepa Mehta

Thu, 30 Jun

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London

BAESIANZ CINEMA CLUB PRESENTS: Fire (1996) by Deepa Mehta

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Time

30 Jun, 19:00

London, Arch 504 Ridgway Rd, London SW9 7EX, UK

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𝘽𝘼𝙀𝙎𝙄𝘼𝙉𝙕 𝘾𝙄𝙉𝙀𝙈𝘼 𝘾𝙇𝙐𝘽 will be showcasing some of the best, subversive and iconic Asian films from across the continent.

For each screening, we will invite an emerging filmmaker to screen one of their short films as well as a feature film selected by them.

Kicking us off, we’ll be showing Shireen Conran-McCormack’s short film “Movements Of Migration” (2022), inspired by her relationship with the archive as a member of the diaspora, and the comparisons between movement and migration practices.

Shireen has selected the film “Fire” (1996) by Deepa Mehta, one of India’s most controversial films exploring a queer love story. Originally banned from cinemas, the film follows two young Indian women Sita and Radha whose husbands choose celibacy or mistresses over their wives. This leads the pair to form an intimate, passionate relationship amidst a close-minded society.

We ask for a small payment of £3 to reserve your seat. 100% of proceeds will go to the Baesianz Fund where we actively support emerging artists and creators of Asian heritage.

Doors @7:00pm - Films Starts @7:30pm

Refreshments and snacks will be available at the venue.