Fri, Aug 27|
Vidhi's Bollywood Film Club Presents: Ship of Theseus!
Join us for this special free event in The Backlot Cinema featuring Indian Film, Cuisine and Handicrafts! Featuring an introduction by Vidhi Salla, host of international radio show Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox and delicacies by Shital's Indian Vegetarian Food!
Time & Location
Aug 27, 2021, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Ship of Theseus is a 2012 Indian drama that alludes to the paradox of Theseus, a thought experiment by Greek historian Plutarch where he inquires whether a ship that has had all components replaced still remains the same ship. The film explores ideas of identity, justice, beauty and death through three different stories that become intertwined in a beautiful and thought-provoking climax. A visually-impaired photographer, upon receiving a cornea transplant and regaining her eyesight feels “lost” in the world of visuals. A Jain monk rallying against animal-tested medicines is forced to question his ideals when he is diagnosed with liver cirrhosis. A stockbroker after successfully receiving a new kidney discovers that it's origin was through organ theft and makes it his mission to help an impoverished bricklayer get his stolen kidney back from a recipient in Sweden. TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CWFqkcx9CQ
Vidhi Salla of the international radio show, Vidhi's Bollywood Jukebox will give a brief introduction to the film in person. Considered a rare gem among films made in India, Ship of Theseus won India's prestigious National Award for Best Feature Film and was screened at several international film festivals.
During the event, audiences can shop at the pop-up Indian handicraft bazaar which is part of Vidhi's new business venture called Vidhiism. On sale at the bazaar will be handmade items such as woven shawls, purses and silver jewelry that have been sourced by Vidhi directly from the makers in India. Delicious Indian cuisine will be catered for the event by Shital's Indian Vegetarian Food!
Seating is outdoors on a first-come-first-serve basis. We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs to sit – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need! Restrooms provided. In the case of rain the event will be moved into our Sanctuary, which will have socially distanced seating and Covid precautions in place.
This free event was made possible through grant support from the Arts Council of Windham County- Town Arts Fund.
Admission to Backlot Cinema!
Ticket for one person- includes entry into the Raffle! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. Masks are required inside the building. Enjoy the program!