CHICAGO - Trikone-Chicago will screen Jayan Cherian's "Ka Bodyscapes", a movie banned by the film censor board of India for "glorifying the subject of gay and homosexual relationships".
The film, set in present day, narrates the story of three friends - Haris, a gay painter; Vishnu, a rural kabaddi player and their friend Sia, an activist, as they struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian city. The movie recreates in action the struggles of the young to gain space in the face of entrenched conservatism, predatory capitalism and community and class oppression in general. The film is in south-Indian Malayalam language with closed captioning in English.
The screening will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the director, Jayan Cherian via skype and Chicago-based writer and activist, Yasmin Nair. $5 or more donation will go towards screening expenses.
RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/1813512318971564/ .
Venue: 1104 Center - Columbia College of Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, Room # 402, Chicago, IL
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, April 15, 3PM to 6PM.
Find the trailer: youtu.be/LvrQyOpPDDU .
Trikone-Chicago is a not-for-profit organization serving Queer and Trans identified individuals who share South Asian heritage.
About the director: Jayan Cherian, graduated with a MFA in filmmaking from the City College of New York. He has won multiple awards for his documentaries and full length features including the Kerala State Film Special Jury Award for best direction 2013 ( India ), Kerala Film Critics Association Award for Best Debut Director 2013 ( India ), Feature Narrative Award at Athens International Film+Video Festival 2013, Silver Jury Prize in San Francisco Shorts ( 2010 ) and Director's Choice Award at Black Maria Film and Video Festival 2012. His films have been screened at international film festivals held at Berlin, Durban, BFI London, Nara-Japan, Rio-de-Janeiro, Kolkata, Montreal and many more.