There will be a free screening of the 2002 Indian film "A Peck on the Cheek" this Friday, 28 September, at 7 p.m. Central School auditorium in Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be the venue for the start of the second year of Calcasieu Parish's international film series.
A Peck on the Cheek goes beyond the romance and music of Indian film to confront difficult relationships and familial bonds. With the aid of her adoptive parents, 9-year-old Amudha searches for her birth mother in war-torn Sri Lanka. Facing rejection and possible conscription as a child soldier, Amudha goes on a journey that changes several lives. Director Mani Ratnam's film is stunning in its honest portrayal of love and life's tough choices.
Dr. Kashi Yadalam, a native of India, practices psychiatry and conducts research at Lake Charles Clinical Trials. He and his family have enjoyed the cultural richness of the Lake Area for over twenty years and actively support the Banners Series.
He is pleased to be a co-sponsor and to lead the discussion for the movie. Inviting the audience to join him, he will examine some of the rich, complex relationships in the film. Free popcorn and drinks are provided.
Calcasieu Cinema International, a branch of the Council for International Concerns, will present the award-winning film in partnership with McNeese State University's Office of Diversity, Banners Cultural Series, Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, Lake Area Psychiatry, The Hearing Center, Common Ground/CultureFestLouisiana, and Lake Charles Coca-Cola.