Meet the Patels
Showings
Lars Hockstad AuditoriumFri, Aug 1 6:15 PM
Sponsored by: Pat Schroth / Jim Schroth
Not Available  
 
State TheatreSat, Aug 2 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Karen Baja and Kathie Herkelmann & Kathy Tuckerman
Not Available  
 
City Opera HouseSat, Aug 2 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: Plascon, Inc.
Stand By Line Only  
 
Film Info
Section:Documentary
. Added Screenings .
Release Year:2014
Runtime:88 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Rating:PG
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://www.meetthepatelsfilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Josh Greenbaum
Champa V. Patel
Geeta Patel
Ravi Patel
Vasant K. Patel
Russell Peters
Director:Geeta Patel
Ravi Patel
Produced by:Janet Fries Eckholm
Geeta Patel
Screenwriter:Billy McMillin Ravi V. Patel Matthew Hamachek Geeta V. Patel
Cinematography:Geeta Patel
Editing By:Matthew Hamachek
Billy McMillin
Geeta Patel
Ravi Patel
Description
Fresh off a breakup that leaves his heart and head spinning, first-generation Indian-American Ravi Patel has had enough of contemporary courtship and starts to consider finding a wife the old-fashioned way- by enlisting the help of his matchmaking parents. As he embarks on a cross-country dating odyssey, Ravi’s sister joins him to document the matrimonial conventions, awkward setups, and surprising twists along the way. Without a doubt one of the most laugh-out-loud and joyous documentaries we’ve seen this year, Ravi’s sweetly-meddling, advice-spouting, larger-than-life parents (who upon first arriving in the US landed in Houghton, MI) will delight you with their bighearted embrace. But behind its light tone, the film is not only a testament to the travails of modern love, but also a universal look at the struggle between upholding tradition and forging our own paths.
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