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English Vinglish: Feel-Good Final Film/Party at Filmfest DC - Ticket Required!

After 15 years away from the spotlight, the influential Indian actress Sridevi returns in this feel-good new film that celebrates the themes our group does: independence and diversity. English Vinglish has won praise and audience ovations at film festivals around the world. I'm not the biggest fan of Filmfest DC - too few interesting venues and receptions for my taste - but they've done a good job with the Closing "Night" the last couple years. They've brought the price down - $21.50 - and provide a nice reception afterwards.  Recently, it has included a toast as you walk in and plenty of food. It will provide a perfect venue for our group to socialize.

It is very likely to sell out.  Here is the link to the Filmfest DC Website. 
You'll see a description of the film and see a "Buy Tickets" link.  Again, here is the link.  You need to purchase a ticket on your own to this event.

Here is a description:

The strong runner-up for the audience award a few months ago at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, writer-director Gauri Shinde's comedy-drama English Vinglish marks the welcome return, after 15 years away from the spotlight, of incalculably influential Indian film actress Sridevi, often called India's answer to Meryl Streep. Here, she plays Shashi, a conservative mother and housewife who is ribbed unmercifully by her husband and daughter for her lack of English skills (her son seems okay with it, though). When Shashi's sister invites her to New York for a visit, she impulsively enrolls in an English course and becomes the toast of her class. And when a family wedding conflicting with her final test threatens to disrupt Shashi's progress, a clever niece comes to the rescue and saves the day. —Eddie Cockrell

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  • Beth

    Metro track work this weekend including Gallery Place (all lines affected):

    April 21, 2013

  • Ronn

    I'll try to be where they give us our tickets at 3:30. then get in line. after the film, I'm a big proponent of getting to the reception - which is in the restaurant on the 1st floor - quickly. If it's like the past, people will line up for the buffet. We'll try to get an ArtHouse table after getting our food. my number is[masked]

    April 21, 2013

  • Ronn

    They usually do have a standby line that has good success getting in. Would get there by 3 or so.

    April 19, 2013

  • Julia C

    Can't get ticket maybe next time

    April 17, 2013

  • Marsha

    sold out :-(((

    April 15, 2013

  • Jan

    Can't attend due to my nephew's birthday. Next time.

    April 15, 2013

  • Andra

    Forgot to buy the ticket, so changing my RSVP

    April 15, 2013

  • Swapna

    Apparently, i am too late, but yeah, If any one would be kind enough, if they have any no shows or extra tickets left out, i would need two of em please.

    April 14, 2013

  • AJ

    If anyone ends up not being able to go and wants to sell their ticket, please let me know. Thanks!

    April 14, 2013

    • Joel

      Arzinda, I have a ticket but turns out I'll be out of the country on that date. I'm supposed to pick up the ticket at the theatre, where it is under my name. Not sure how I can transfer it to you, but if you check with them and figure it out, I'd be happy to sell it to you. Just let me know. -- Joel

      April 14, 2013

    • AJ

      That's great Joel! I've looked into how to do it and it should be easy enough to contact them with the name change. I will message you with the logistics. Thanks! :)

      April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like the tickets are already sold out.

    April 12, 2013

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