The Tiger hunter [closing night film]
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston MA
(T: Park Street, Downtown Crossing, or Boylston)
2015 | 89 mins | USA | East Coast Premiere
Directed by Lena Khan
Followed by a Q&A with Director Lena Khan
THE TIGER HUNTER is the story of Sami Malik, a young Indian who travels to 1970s America to become an engineer in order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father—a legendary tiger hunter back home. When Sami's job falls through, he takes a low-end job and joins with a gang of oddball friends in hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he's far more successful than he truly is…or perhaps ever could be.
Lena Khan is an independent filmmaker who allows her work to be an organic blend of her varied experiences, the multi-faceted elements of her identity, her witty outlook on life, and her rich emotional aptitude. Lena has been directing short films, commercials and music videos for international artists. Aside from running a blog and conducting workshops across the country for young filmmakers, Lena now brings her unique vision and visual style to her first feature film, THE TIGER HUNTER.