2017 | India | NR | 106 min.
City Opera HouseWed, Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM Not Available  
Old Town PlayhouseSat, Jul 29, 2017 9:00 AM Not Available  
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
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Release Year:2017
Runtime:106 min.
Production Country:India
Original Language:Hindi
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amit Masurkar
Produced by:Manish Mundra
Screenwriter:Amit Masurkar
Mayank Tewari
Cinematography:Swapnil S Sonawane
Editing By:Shweta Vankat
Cast:Rajkummar Rao
Anjali Patil
Pankaj Tripathi
Raghubir Yadav
Black comedies about democracy are so hot right now, you’ll definitely want to check out this movie about the world’s largest democracy, India, as it prepares for an election with an expected 800 million voters. Idealistic rookie government clerk Newton is sent with a military escort to set up and oversee a dangerous polling station in a deep jungle that has been besieged by communist guerrillas for decades. Never one to back down from a challenge, Newton holds tight to his democratic duty and goes to hilarious lengths to ensure that all 76 voters in the region have a chance to make their voices heard. Striking a perfect balance between sincerity and humor, second-time director Amit V. Masurkar uncovers something important when the voters finally have a chance to talk to Newton about voting. Equal parts silly and profound, “Newton” is a rare delight, and one of the gems of this year’s festival.

Old Empire (Sat)

Alan Kirby (Wed)
Diane Hubert & Richard Sutton (Sat)