At Capacity: An Evening with Mira Nair: Film Screening and Conversation

This is an Archive of a Past Event

This event is full. We are no longer accepting RSVPs. Only registered guests are guaranteed a seat. Unclaimed seats will be released to the stand-by line at 7:45 pm.

5:00 pm: Film Screening, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012, 130 minutes)- Doors close at 5:15 pm

7:10 pm: Intermission 

7:30 pm: A Conversation with Director Mira Nair, Professor Robert Crews (Stanford, History), and Professor Aishwary Kumar (Stanford, History)

Mira Nair is a prolific filmmaker who fluidly moves between Hollywood and independent cinema. After several years of making documentary films, she made Salaam Bombay! (1988), the first Indian film to win the coveted Camera D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and more than 25 international awards including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. Nair then directed Mississippi Masala (1991), The Perez Family (1995), and My Own Country (1998). Her Monsoon Wedding (2001) won the Golen Lion, Venice’s top prize in cinema. Her most recent films include Amelia (2009), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013), and Words With Gods (2014).

Organized by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies in collaboration with Stanford Global Studies, Center for South Asia, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Film & MediaStudies, and the Stanford Initiative for Religious and Ethnic Understanding & Coexistence supported by the President’s Fund, CCSRE, Religious Studies, and Taube Center for Jewish Studies.

Parking Cubberley Auditorium is located off the main Quad and next to the clock tower at the intersection Escondido Mall and Lasuen Mall. Closest Parking locations are as follows:

1. Behind the Tresidder Memorial Union (Lomita Dr & Laguna Dr)
2. Behind Memorial Auditorium (Galvez St & Memorial Way)
3. In front of Burnham Pavillion (Serra St & Galvez St)
4. Knight Management Center Garage (Campus Dr East & Serra St)
5. In front of the Cantor Arts Center (Lomita Dr & Museum Way)
6. Behind the Visitor Center (Galvez St & Campus Dr East)
7. Behind the Littlefield Center (Lausen St & Roth Wy)

Unless otherwise noted parking in A, C & P lots is free after 4:00pm