Full of charm and packed with incident, British-Indian director Gurinder Chadha and writer Meera Syal’s frank and touching 1993 British comedy follows a group of South Asian women as they cram into a minibus, travelling from Wolverhampton to Blackpool for a day at the beach. But what should have been a fun outing also brings its share of drama. Born in Kenya, Gurinder Chadha’s films are all infused with thoughtful (and sometimes daring) consideration of British identity, and Bhaji On The Beach is no exception.
Multi-culturalism is baked into the very story as topics such as interracial relationships and feeling like outsiders in a society with different values weave in and out of the dialogue between these fascinating women from different generations.
The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with director Gurinder Chadha, hosted by Professor Roger Shannon.
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