The annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will kick off in the Big Apple on April 10 with the screening of Midnights Children in presence of its acclaimed director Deepa Mehta and award-winning writer of the novel,Salman Rushdie.
However,the actual film festival would be held from April 30 to May 4,according to a statement issued by its organisers Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC).
“I’m delighted the film of ‘Midnight’s Children’ is to be given this preview screening in New York by my old friends at NYIFF,” Rushdie said.
Deepa Mehta returns to NYIFF after her Oscar-nominated film ‘Water’ opened the film festival in 2005.
“We have had a very long and creatively fruitful relationship with NYIFF. ‘Fire’,the very first film in the elemental Trilogy was shown there and almost every film I have made since,” she said.