Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Miami Jazz Society Free Film Series Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Mississippi Masala 8/14

FREE admission, open to the public.

08/14/12, 6:00p

Miami Tower
100 SE 2nd St, 19th Fl auditorium
Miami FL 33131

Mississippi Masala
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power to assist in the building of a railroad.. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it. Jay gets a rude shock when Anil tells him that Meena is having an affair with a “kaalu” (Black man) named Demetrius Williams, who runs a business cleaning carpets in motel rooms. Watch how tensions rise when salt is rubbed on old wounds, and racism, called “tradition” by some folks in the U.S., raises its ugly head, perhaps to claim more victims – this time Meena and Demetrius – who may not be able to handle the chain of events started by their love for each other. (Romance/Comedy/Drama)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Joey Drayton brings her fiancé, Dr. John Prentice, home to sunny San Francisco to meet her affluent parents. Their liberal persuasions are now put to the test, for although the young man is an ideal choice (he’s highly and internationally respected in the medical field, and he’s impeccably mannered, handsome, well dressed and of a respectable California family), he’s black. The film, which covers one busy day in the Drayton home, is essentially a drawing-room comedy, a series of cross-conversations between the young doctor and the girl’s parents, and finally between all sets of parents and offspring. A simple dinner is extended to include the doctor’s parents, who fly up from Los Angeles for the evening, and the crusty but benevolent old Irish priest, a friend of the family. Thus, the title of the film. (Drama/Romance)

FREE admission, open to the public.