Bicycle Bride at VIZ Cinema as part of Bay Area Film Series
PREMIERE of Bicycle Bride by Hassan Zee: Bay Area Filmmaker
Friday, June 25 – Thursday, July 1
at VIZ Cinema
VIZ Cinema expands its commitment to innovative filmmaking with the launch of the Bay Area Film Series, an new showcase for the region’s burgeoning community of multicultural independent filmmakers. The first movie of this series is Bicycle Bride, which opens at VIZ Cinema for a week-long run beginning June 25th.
Meet the Director on June 25th
Two special screening events at VIZ Cinema will feature a live Q&A session with Bicycle Bride’s director, Hassan Zee, as well as the film’s actors. A reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and live traditional Indian dancers and music will take place on Friday, June 25th, following each screening at 5:00pm and 8:00pm.
Indian-American Girl meets Swedish Boy: A SF Love Story
Directed by Pakistani filmmaker Hassan Zee, Bicycle Bride is a witty story about a rebellious young Indian-American woman named Beena, whose family still clings to old school beliefs about gender roles and marriage for women. Beena pursues her dreams of freedom – but her stern mother has other ideas, including arranging a marriage for her daughter. Beena also has a best friend named Mary Jane, a Caucasian girl who supports her in every way. When Beena meets a man from Sweden named James Dean (played by renowned Swedish actor Andreas Wilson) she is immediately smitten by his European charm, Mary Jane is all for it; she knows James is the boy of Beena’s dreams. But Beena’s mother has imported Bubba, a naive bachelor straight from India. Bubba thinks dollars grow on trees in America, and he must find those trees and marry Beena. Will Beena give in to what her cultural heritage says is right? Or will she follow her heart and possibly lose her family instead?
The heartwarming comedy features an international cast of renowned Indian, European and American actors including Andreas Wilson (Swedish Star-Academy Award Nominated film The Evil), Melanie Kannokada, Jessica Kitchens, Shruti Tewari, and Rajiv Nema.
Get more info at http://www.bicyclebride.com/