Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair, 1991, 118 mins)
Romance blooms for Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury in this culture-clash tale set around a delta motel, home to a family of Indian-Ugandan émigrés. Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, and Charles S. Dutton give impeccable supporting performances in this “smart, appealing movie about displaced people and severed memories” (David Ansen).
Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
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