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Margarita with a straw
8:20 pm, Thursday, August 20 (Q & A with director)
Year: 2014
Language: English/Hindi
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Rating: Festival Rating
Director: Shonali Bose
Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathi and Sayani Gupta
Film Festivals & Awards: Toronto International Film Festival NETPAC Award, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Jury Prize, Best feature film at the 29th Annual Washington DC International Film Festival
Synopsis: Laila (Kalki Koechelin) is a wheelchair bound teenager with cerebral palsy. She is an aspiring writer who leaves her home in India to study in New York. Once there, Laila embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery with the help of Khanum (Sayani Gupta) a fiery young activist and Jared, her classmate. The movie approaches topics of sexuality and disability with ease and makes the audience fall in love with the sassy girl who is always aiming to seize the day.