Movie Tuesdays – The Namesake

Tuesday, August 29 – 8:30 pm

The Namesake (2006, USA/India, 122 min.)

Directed by Nira Nair based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake is the story of a family caught between traditional Indian values and the values of the dominant American culture.

“Color is the stuff of life in the movies of Mira Nair, the Indian-born director whose newest film, The Namesake, follows two generations of a Bengali family from late-1970s Calcutta to New York City. Her lush palette lends her films a throbbing physicality that invites you to step into the screen and embrace the sensuous here and now.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“What holds it together are the subtle loving performances by Tabu and Khan, both Bollywoood stars. They never overplay, never spell out what can be said in a glance or a shrug, communicate great passion very quietly.” – Roger Ebert