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MISSISSIPPI MASALA
Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 3:30 PM
The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South are blended and simmered into a rich and fragrant fusion feast in Mira Nair’s luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot.
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Admission Adult Matinee - $9.29
Admission Seniors (60+) - $8.41
Admission Children (12 and younger) - $8.41
Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $8.41

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"It takes love to bring all these elements together into harmony, and Nair makes it look easy even when it's most difficult for her characters."—Kathleen Maher, Austin Chronicle

"A movie that is not only accessible and earthy, but also innocent and wise."—Judy Gerstel, Detroit Free Press

The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South are blended and simmered into a rich and fragrant fusion feast in Mira Nair’s luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot. Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi. It’s there that a passionate romance with the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius (Denzel Washington) challenges the prejudices of their conservative families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities. Tackling thorny issues of racism, colorism, culture clash, and displacement with big-hearted humor and keen insight, Nair serves up a sweet, sexy, and radical celebration of love’s power to break down the barriers between us.



Series Info
Series:Classics
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Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:117 minutes
Director:Mira Nair
Year Released:1991
Production Country:USA
UK
Language:English