Damien Chazelle’s La La Land gets its India premiere at Jio Mami Film Club

For one week, cinema lovers are treated to a wide range of films from all around the world — award-winning, indie, horror-fantasy, classics, Indian showcase and a focus on the particular country. We want to bring films that have never been shown in India before. As they set out to fulfil their dreams in Los Angeles or La La Land, the very things that brought them together, threaten to tear them apart. Every year, thousands of cinephiles across India descend to Mumbai for the Jio MAMI Film Festival, one of the best film festivals in Asia. La La Land is the story of Mia Dolan (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian Wilder (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist, who meet and fall in love. This month’s India premier was the much-awaited La La Land by Damien Chazelle, whose breakout film Whiplash was released in 2013. We don’t only want to bring in film lovers but also filmmakers and bring in talent. “Our intent is to make MAMI more than a festival. By: Express Feature Service | Mumbai |

Published:November 25, 2016 6:49 pm

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So far, the film club has focussed on film premieres — in June, Bengali director Q’s Brahman Naman was screened, followed by Richie Mehta’s India in a Day in September. Taking the festival forward is the Jio MAMI Film Club, that took off in May with a conversation between renowned actor Ian McKellan and Aamir Khan. This is something other film festivals such as TIFF and the London Film Festival do very well,” says Anupama Chopra, festival director, MAMI. What we’re hoping to do is initiate a year-round engagement with cinema, with talks and screenings.