Monsoon Wedding

Part of Queens Drive-In 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 8:00 p.m.
Queens Drive-In at NYSCI, 47-01 111 Street, Corona, NY 11368

Dir. Mira Nair. India, US, Germany, France, UK, 2001, 114 mins. With Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah. A far-flung family reunites in Delhi on the occasion of a big Punjabi Hindu wedding in Mira Nair’s beloved film, which turns 20 this year. Reluctant bride Aditi (Vasundhara Das) sits at the center of a series of swirling dramas that gather to a head in the days leading up to the marigold-strewn main event; it’s what you might expect from a wedding film, but transformed by Nair’s cosmopolitan touch, naturally integrated song-and-dance numbers, Declan Quinn’s immersive camerawork, and Mychael Danna’s evocative score. Generational clashes, Delhi street scenes, unexpected romances, a shocking secret, and the constant threat of unending rain breathe life into Nair’s richly drawn world. Rated R.

Free with RSVP. Tickets will be distributed first-come, first-served. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., film begins at 9:00 p.m. 

This free screening is part of Free Movie Nights at the Queens Drive-In, presented by the Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr.