Opening Night Film
Thursday, Nov. 10 | 7–9pm | I-House 93 mins | Comedy, Drama | USA Writer/Director: Lena Khan Cast: Danny Pudi, Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community) stars as Sami Malik, a young Indian man who immigrates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer at a top firm. When his job falls through, he resorts to an elaborate charade with a band of misfit friends to convince his would-be father-in-law that he has made it big in America, woo the woman of his dreams, and live up to the legacy of his father - a legendary tiger hunter.
P hiladelphia P remiere
the tiger hunter
Powerfully told through Pudi’s breakout leading man performance, The Tiger Hunter is a funny yet poignant reflection on the experiences of many first generation South Asian immigrants in the United States,
Director Lena Khan and lead actor Danny Pudi are expected to attend for post-film Q&A. Film will be followed by the PAAFF’16 Opening Night Reception featuring Bhangra dance music spun by prolific NY-based DJ Rekha, a selection of Indian food, and complimentary wine and beer. Free to all ticket and badge holders. 13
Full details for the 2016 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Nov 10-20