Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: Meet the Patels

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: Meet the Patels

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ravi and Geeta Patel with their parents.

Photo courtesy of Four in a Billion Pictures

As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series WXXI is pleased to present Meet the Patels on Monday, November, 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre.

Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still single.  After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker, helping him navigate through a system that has brought marriage to many others in his family.  The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influence of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life– love.  

The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Uma Gupta. Dr. Gupta is a keynote speaker and consultant. She is also a Professor of Business at the State University of New York at Buffalo State College, New York and specializes in technology, strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. Panelists include:

Sanjay Mathur, the former President of the Hindu Temple of Rochester, New York. He is an Advisor to the Hickey Center of Interfaith Studies at Nazareth College. He is also a Chaplain (Intern) at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Sanjay received his Master’s in Multidisciplinary Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology.  

Dr. Barbara LaSavoy, Director and Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies in the Academics and Gender Studies Program at the College at Brockport

Dr. Yamuna Sangarasivam, Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazareth College.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships.  Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Presented by ITVS.  Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts.