11523 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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Members of My People Connection receive a special discount rate to go to the movies ($6).
Join us in seeing "Midnight's Children"!
We will be attending the 8 PM screening of this film.
146 Minutes | Not Rated | Drama
Hindi, English, Urdu with English subtitles
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is a a film by Oscar®-nominated director Deepa Mehta based on the universally heralded novel by world-renowned author Salman Rushdie. An epic saga that starts in the full flower of the British Empire, the story takes us from the unlikely courtship of Saleem’s grandparents in 1917 to the birth of his own son in the late 1970’s. In between, families are torn asunder, lovers are separated and reunited, the privileged become poor, the poor rise to power, and characters who have been handcuffed to history struggle to break free and make their way in the world. Adapted by Rushdie himself (who also serves as the film’s all-knowing narrator), MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is a tale at once sweeping in scope and intimate in tone. Full of heartbreak, hope, comedy, tragedy and a considerable amount of magic, the film conjures characters and images as rich and unforgettable as the vast nation it celebrates.
At the stroke of midnight on August 15th, 1947, as India declares independence from Great Britain, two babies are switched at birth by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. And so it is that Saleem Sinai, the bastard child of a beggar woman, and Shiva, the only son of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destinies meant for each other. Over the next three decades, Saleem and Shiva find themselves on opposite sides of many a conflict, whether it be because of class, politics, romantic rivalry, or the constantly shifting borders that are drawn every time neighbors become enemies and decide to split their newborn nation into two, and then three, warring countries. Through it all, the lives of Saleem and Shiva are mysteriously intertwined. They are also inextricably linked to the history of India itself, which takes them on a whirlwind journey full of trials, triumphs and disasters.
Director : Deepa Mehta
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN premiered at the 2012 Telluride Film Festival and was included in the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
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