Tonight is Fremont First Friday Art Walk so I know you’ve got a busy schedule planned already. If you’re in the mood to take in some cinema, however, you’re going to want to make sure you stop by The White Rabbit for the premiere screening of the new documentary, “The Bollywood Project.”
Exploring beyond the glitz and glamour of Bollywood films, this feature documentary exposes the reality of the artists rarely acknowledged in the film industry. These are the workers whose physical labor is required on sets, the creative artists who are responsible for the look of top celebrities, the performers who are thrown in amongst dozens of others in a song-and-dance number. The film uncovers the stories of four characters working behind-the-scenes in Mumbai, India’s ‘city of dreams’. Their stories are of grit and perseverance as they dream big, and they change their identities to become a part of Bollywood, posing a powerful indictment of modern Indian society embodied in the world of Bollywood: a fixation on a dream to be somebody unique.
Com for the documentary, stay for performances from Seattle based Bollywood Dance Instructor Nina Niranjan, performances from Chamma Chamma Dance School and dance music from internationally known DJ Aanshul.
Doors open at 8:30pm and it’s $10 at the door. 21+ only. Check out the trailer and find out more about the film here.
Image: White Rabbit