Mississippi Masala – Opens May 27
Director: Mira Nair Run Time: 117 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1991
Starring: Charles S. Dutton, Denzel Washington, Roshan Seth, Sarita Choudhury, Sharmila Tagore
Tagline: The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nair’s newly restored Mississippi Masala, a luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Starring Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury!
Synopsis: The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South are blended and simmered into a rich and fragrant fusion feast in Mira Nair’s luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi. It’s there that a passionate romance with the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington) challenges the prejudices of their conservative families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with big-hearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and radical celebration of love’s power to break down the barriers between us.
“Wholly originally… thoughtfully explores the complexities of interracial love between people of color.” – AV Club
“A Denzel Washington romance is too rare an occurrence.” – Vulture
Friday May 27, 2022: 1:00
Saturday May 28, 2022: 4:05
Sunday May 29, 2022: 6:05
Monday May 30, 2022: 5:05
Tuesday May 31, 2022: 5:05
Wednesday June 1, 2022: 3:00
Thursday June 2, 2022: 7:05
Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members