Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation)
Wednesday, April 21, 6:30pm CDT
Adil Hussain stars as Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home.
Not rated by the MPAA
1 hour, 42 minutes
In Hindi with English subtitles
This film is presented in conjunction with Ragamala Dance Company.
Co-artistic directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy’s work embodies the artistic and spiritual traditions of India while creating a dialogue about the contemporary human experience. Their new work, Fires of Varanasi, is a ritual for the stage where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine, expanding upon the birth-death-rebirth continuum in Hindu thought to illuminate immigrant experiences of life and death in the diaspora.