This selection of films set in modern India responds to the 2018 FotoFest Biennial INDIA: Contemporary Photography and New Media Art. Also related to FotoFest is the MFAH exhibition Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs.

Past Events in This Series

Hotel Salvation

2016, Hindi with English subtitles
Shubhashish Bhutiani

An aging father decides where he wants to die, and his dutiful son agrees to accompany him to Hotel Salvation in Varanasi, India.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

2016, Hindi with English subtitles
Alankrita Shrivastava

A timely drama infused with song and dance numbers, Lipstick Under My Burkha follows the lives of four women in Bhopal, India.

Expressions Un/Spoken

Various directors

The short-film program for Houston’s 2018 FotoFest Biennial INDIA, “Expressions Un/Spoken” features four representations of love, gender, and sexuality, made over a 40-year period.

The Cinema Travellers

2016, Hindi and Marathi with English subtitles
Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya

This documentary follows a group of traveling showmen in rural India who present movies to boisterous crowds.