By Posted on: Friday, October 12th, 2012

Red Carpet event with Deepa Mehta!

Red Carpet Event with Deepa Mehta at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

October 10th, 2012, St. John’s - It’ll be a great night to stargaze at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, with Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta in town for Opening Night.

On October 16th, at 6 p.m., the stars – Mehta included — will be walking the red carpet at the Arts and Culture Centre for the Festival’s Opening Night Screening of Mehta’s “Midnight’s Children.”

“Midnight’s Children” is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. The script was written by Rushdie himself, and the film was directed by Mehta, who was nominated for an Oscar for her 2005 film, “Water.”

Reporters, videographers, and photographers are invited to set up in the Arts and Culture Centre from 5:30 p.m. and on. Deepa Mehta will be arriving at 6:30 p.m. and will be available for on-site interviews and photos. Other filmmakers attending include Justin Simms, director of “Hard Light,” Ruth Lawrence, director of “Two Square Feet,” and Jordan Canning, director of “Seconds.”
“Seconds,” “Two Square Feet,” and “Hard Light” will be closing the Festival this year.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

5:30 p.m. : Doors open for media
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. : Pre-Screening VIP Reception hosted by Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and sponsored by Telefilm Canada, The Canada Media Fund, The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation, The CBC, Mongrel Media and The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. A red carpet area with backdrop and photo opportunities will be lit up!
10:30 p.m. : Public post-screening reception

The “Midnight’s Children” screening at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is sponsored in part by Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund, as part of their Watch Canada Project. The program aims to connect members of the Canadian feature film industry with the general public, federal decision makers, as well as regional government representatives and businesspeople.

Deepa Mehta will also be the guest at the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival’s Meet the Filmmaker Luncheon, on October 17th, at the Masonic Hall from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The Luncheon is sponsored by members of the local Indian community.

For more information contact:
Sarah Smellie
Publicity and Communications Manager, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
754-3141 (office) 689-0296 (cell) sarah@womensfilmfestival.com

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