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10th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Opening Gala: Margarita, with a Straw

(2014, 100 mins)
CAST Kalki Koechlin, Revathy Sayani Gupta, William Moseley, Hussain Dalal


Mar 04 07:00 pm

Doors at 6pm, Film at 7pm

Festivities include: A party; a DJ, Queensyze; a red carpet; and catering provided by Cedar Feast House 

Feature Film: Margarita, with a Straw

A young woman with cerebral palsy lives with her family in Delhi. Her efforts towards romance and self-expression are frustrated until she receives a scholarship to study creative writing and moves to Manhattan. There she falls in love with a fiery young activist and embarks on a journey of sexual and self discovery. When her new relationship upsets her parents, and dramatic events occur, she is challenged to meet new responsibilities while remaining true to herself.

Kalki Koechlin delivers a powerful performance in this inspirational story of love, independence, and determination.

Special Guests
The film's directors Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar will be participate in a post screening Q&A via Skype.  The film's cinematographer, Anne Misawa, will be in attendance and will participate in the Q&A. 

Preceded by the short film: Skin (US, 11 min)

Attitudes about sex and self-awareness are challenged in this story about two strangers who, despite their misgivings, find themselves drawn to each other. Skin is an insightful commentary on being open to what you need, not what you plan.

Special Guest
The film's director, Liz Hannah, will be in attendance and will participate in a post screening Q&A.

Please note that guest, staff, and volunteer passes, and complimentary vouchers to the Vancity Theatre will not be accepted for Women in Film events.


Raise The Curtain And Open Minds

Great cinema has the power to educate, inspire and foster empathy across cultures. However, getting a chance to see independent films is often a challenge.  Year-round, at the Vancity Theatre, we screen some of the world's best cinema and we are thrilled to offer our new student-focused matinees.