For its landmark accomplishment as the first Indian LGBTQ feature film to receive a family-friendly certification rating from the Indian censor board and for its timely look at the cultural and social conflicts surrounding sexual and gender equality in India, EVENING SHADOWS is the winner of the OUT HERE NOW Celebration of Courage Award for Narrative Feature.
Thursday, June 14 | 7:00pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
SPECIAL GUEST: Producer Mohammed Shaik Hussain Ali will introduce his film and offer a Q&A following.
While gay rights and marriage equality has been embraced by most countries, a small town in Southern India lives within a cocoon of traditions and social morality.
Upon returning to his hometown, a young gay man is shocked to discover that his overbearing father has arranged to marry him off to his childhood friend. Feeling tremendous pressure from his family, the young man impulsively comes out to his mother, the only person who has ever really attempted to understand him. But, his decision presents serious ramifications for his mother whose entire world comes crashing down. She has no one to turn to dispel her fears and doubts, to understand her loving son’s truth. Moreover as a woman, trapped within a patriarchal culture, her biggest challenge is to deal with her dogmatic husband, and the conservative society around her.
EVENING SHADOWS is a tender, heart-warming story about a mother-son bond and the emotional strength to withstand the tests of time, traditions and truths.