Mississippi Masala

Hosted by The Maker

Thursday, March 28 at 7pm


MISSISSIPPI MASALA (1991, dir. Mira Nair, 1hr 58min)
Hosted by The Maker to celebrate “Lover” stories on film
Tickets: $8 (fees included)
Rated R

“An utterly infectious romance…this seductively funny film measures the pull of roots against the tug of heartstrings.” – Washington Post

Winner of Best Screenplay and Audience Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, director Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala is a luminous look at the complexities of love in the melting pot of the Deep South. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) spends her days cleaning rooms in a Mississippi motel. When she falls for a charming carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington), their passionate romance challenges the prejudices of both of their families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling big issues with bighearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and deeply satisfying celebration of love’s power to break down barriers.

The Maker Lover fragrance is inspiring us to celebrate love stories real and imagined. 

In partnership with Hudson Hall, The Maker co-founder Alina Roytberg selected one of her favorite movies about lovers – Mississippi Masala – for a special, not-to-be missed movie night in Hudson. “Join us for the ultimate dream date: A delicious meal at The Maker before a romantic film to keep your flame alive,” Roytberg says. “We’ll even have fragrance a to ignite the senses.”

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