Double Feature 7

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Much Ado About Knotting

Category: Short | Double Feature
Country: India
Language: English
Rating: G
Runtime: 55 min.
Director: Geetika Narang Abbasi and Anandana Kapur
Producer: Rajiv Mehrotra

Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man, and an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. Confronted with innumerable criteria that determine who is acceptable and who isn’t, they question themselves and their choices.

As they introspect, the melee of the matchmaking industry continues. At every turn, there are service providers who are ready to snoop, style and solicit potentials on their behalf. People are searching for the ideal one endlessly and the oft-heard question is – When are you getting married? ‘Much Ado About Knotting’ is a lighthearted chronicle of this very predicament that almost every Indian faces.

Filmmaker AttendingThis Is My Sister

Category: Short | Double Feature
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: PG
Runtime: 62 min.
Director: Frank G. Caruso
Website:  Frank G. Caruso
Facebook:  This Is My Sister

‘This Is My Sister’ is a journey of Love, Strength and Commitment, all taught by example, by Earl & Marion Fischer to their three daughters.

In 1957, when nearly all babies born with developmental disabilities were institutionalized, Earl & Marion said, ‘No, not Mary,’ even as the doctors said Mary would not even know their name or may even harm their family. The sisters take Earl & Marion’s example of what unconditional love is, redefining it evermore.

‘This Is My Sister’ is a rare, life-affirming journey from those who have been in the shadows, doing the hard work of everyday living. They are the eternal flame of dignity and grace. They ask for nothing and give everything without pause.