November 8, 2007

November 8, 2007

Nina's Heavenly Delights - a delightful film
Put this film on your list when it comes to your town- Nina's Heavenly Delights, directed by Pratibha Parmar, one of the most fun and uplifting films I've seen in a long time. It's the story of a Scottish woman of Indian descent who returns home after her father's sudden death and winds up taking his place in a nationally televised curry cooking competition. The film deals with so many important issues like assimilation, family, being true to yourself all wrapped up in a whole lot of Bollywood fun. It really reminded me of the wonderful tone that I loved in Bend it Like Beckham. Film also has a great soundtrack.

Look for it in LA on November 21, NY on November 30, Portland, OR on December 28. other cities will roll out in early 2008. More info: Nina's Heavenly Delights

This column from the LA Times's Oscar columnist Gold Derby pisses me off. The headline is: Can Being Pregnant Help Helena and Cate to win Oscars? The column then goes on to discuss pregnant nominees who have and haven't won Oscars when pregnant. I find this so retro. Let's keep our eye on the ball. The issue we should be discussing is the lack of opportunities and roles for all actresses.

Interview with Michele Ohayon,director of Steal a Pencil for Me a documentary opening tomorrow in NY & LA (review tomorrow)
Michele Ohayon

Scottish Actress Kelly McDonald stars in the upcoming No Country for Old Men
Kelly McDonald's Chameleon Ways (LA Times)

Another Q&A with Alison Eastwood
(AP via Yahoo)