Reel Asian Film Festival, MISAFF & the Aga Khan Museum Celebrate Deepa Mehta (Toronto, ON)

April 5, 2017

Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum is proudly preparing for National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150). The Museum participated in 2016 with a successful showing of the documentary, MONSOON. This year, they are co-presenting MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN in partnership with Reel Asian Film Festival, Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) and Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T).

It was a fortuitous but welcome coincidence that NCFD 150 happens to fall on a Wednesday, the same day as the Museum’s regular FREE Wednesday evenings promotion—so guests can come browse the Museum’s exhibitions before the show, all without breaking the bank! The Aga Khan Museum is one of Canada’s most vibrant educational institutions and our foremost curator of Islamic cultural and historical exhibits. It sits atop the west side of the Don Valley, a beautiful and unmistakable architectural marvel.

Celebrated Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta is a master at films that span genres and frequently concern the lives of Indian characters both in India and Canada. MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of the Salman Rushdie novel of the same name. The film is a magic realist epic about life, love and fate set against a backdrop of India’s independence from Britain.

This will be one of the city’s most exciting events on NCFD 150. It will be attended by City of Toronto Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries, Zaib Shaikh (who also happens to be one of the actors in the film), and the film’s producer, David Hamilton, both of whom will take part in a moderated Q&A following the film.

We are pleased to have Reel Asian, MISAFF, WIFF-T and the Aga Khan Museum on board for NCFD 150!

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