Wed 29 Jun

Too Desi Too Queer + Vishnu’s Got my Back

Blue Orchid Hotels London Indian Film Festival

Tipped as one of the most unique and innovative choreographers emerging from the UK dance scene today, dancer and storyteller Ash Mukherjee explores his youthful inspirations and Queerness, from Bollywood classics to a rich diversity of other inspirations in Vishnu’s Got My Back a live performance funded by the Arts Council England.

Vishnu’s Got My Back – part Ted Talk & part musical with critically acclaimed performing artist Ash Mukherjee. The queer femme immigrant experience in a post-colonial landscape is laid bare through joyous social commentary, original songs and poetry.

Directed by Jon Edgly Bond
Musical Director Tom Guest

Wed 29 June 8.30pm
 
The performance will be followed by two short films:
 
Coming Out with the Help of a Time Machine

USA | 2021 | dir. Naman Gupta, with Karan Soni, Sangeeta Agrawal, Raghuram Shetty | in English | 20 mins

When coming out to his god-fearing traditional parents, Sid uses his time machine to reset the day trying to make sure everything goes perfect.
 
Madhu

IND | 2022 | dir.s Tanmay Chowdhary & Tanvi Chowdhary | 13 mins

Childhood friends, now in their twenties, reunite during a Durga Puja festival. As the night progresses in a bustling city their true feelings are revealed, taking the audience on a tender journey of intimacy and love.

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