MASTERPIECE presents Indian Summers

MASTERPIECE presents Indian Summers

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Shown from left to right: Amber Rose Revah as Leena Prasad, Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Ralph Whelan, Julie Walters as Cynthia Coffin, Nikesh Patel as Aafrin Dalal, and Jemima West as Alice Whelan.

Credit: Courtesy of New Pictures/Channel 4 for MASTERPIECE in association with All3Media International

See the very first episode on the big screen before it airs on WXXI-TV.

Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, Indian Summers tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. This epic new series airs in nine episodes, Sundays, September 27 - November 22, 2015 on WXXI-TV.

But you can see a sneak preview of the first episode of Indian Summers on Saturday, August 29 at 3 p.m. at the Little Theatre (theater 2). The screening is FREE and open to the public. Seats are first come, first served. After the screening, join us for reception in the Little Cafe where we'll have food prepared by Amaya Indian Cuisine.

More about the series:
Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, Indian Summers explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics, and passion. Also starring in this lavish production are Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth, and Lillete Dubey.

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