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April 12, 2013

Mira Nair's Film Comes To JustFilms at AtriumFlix, April 16, 2013

David Rubenstein Atrium

January 8, 2013

Contact (Lincoln Center): Kate Merlino, 212-875-5101

[email protected]


Filmmaker Talk at 7 pm to be followed by Film Screening at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center; FREE, no tickets required

The April 16 screening in this new Atrium film series is Indian-born director Mira Nair’s 1992 feature Mississippi Masala. The film, about an Indian family expelled from Uganda and their new struggles with identity and racism in the American South, stars a very young Denzel Washington. Ms. Nair, whose other films include Salaam Bombay, Monsoon Wedding, and The Namesake will discuss the film in a talk with noted movie critic Elvis Mitchell at 7 pm. The screening will follow.

JustFilms at Atrium Flix was launched in January 2013. The new series offers six free evenings of documentaries and features films, with filmmaker talks, presented in association with the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program, established to advance social justice worldwide through the work of emerging and established filmmakers. The next film in the series, on April 16, is Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Broadway between 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, about the filmmaker, interviewer, film, and series please visit the website,

General operating support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center has generously been provided by Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, The Educational Foundation of America, Algin Management Co., LLC, The New York Community Trust, Altman Foundation, Cushman & Wakefield, Xerox Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Shubert Organization, Inc., The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

The Atrium has also benefited from the contributions of several dozen individual donors.

Major funding provided by the Ford Foundation.

Presented in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center.

WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center.

William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a $1.2 billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012.


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