Screening followed by a Q&A moderated by author Suketu Mehta and reception with music by DJ Rekha

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, New York, October 
7, 2014—Nandita Das, acclaimed actress of Indian cinema and human rights advocate, will appear in person at Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of Between the Lines (2014, 79 mins.), a cinematic adaptation of the 2012 play. Set in contemporary India where educated and affluent couples are caught between modernity and tradition, the film explores the relationship between a husband (Subodh Maskara) and wife (Nandita Das) who are both lawyers who have been married for ten years. They end up arguing on opposite sides of a criminal trial, resulting in the blurring of their personal and professional lives. The battle in the court starts to impact their relationship at home, and they struggle to find a new balance. Between the Lines is directed by Ritesh Manon. 

The screening, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by a Q&A with Das, who directed the original play, moderated by author Suketu Mehta. The evening will conclude with a reception featuring music by DJ Rekha.

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Subodh Maskara and Nandita Das in BETWEEN THE LINES (dir. Ritesh Manon. 2014, 79 mins.). Ms. Das will appear in person with a screening at Museum of the Moving Image on October 25, 2014. Image courtesy of Cineplay.

”We are thrilled to be hosting Nandita Das and Suketu Mehta at the Museum for the first time, showcasing Nandita’s new, thought-provoking work,” said David Schwartz, the Museum’s Chief Curator. “This evening is part of the Museum’s new community engagement initiative, supported by the Ford Foundation, to grow our audiences in new directions, reflecting the cultural diversity of Queens and New York City.” Most recently, t
he Museum presented a tribute to actor Om Puri hosted by Madhur Jaffrey with a screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Tickets for Between the Lines are $20 ($12 members at Film Lover, Dual, and Family levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Advance tickets are available online at

Nandita Das has acted in more than 40 feature films (including Earth, Fire, Before the Rains) in ten different languages. She made her directorial debut with Firaaq in 2008 and Between the Lines marks her debut as a playwright and theater director. She is a major advocate for issues of social justice and human rights. In 2011, Nandita Das was the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum. Currently she is at Yale as a World Fellow.
Suketu Mehta is the New York-based author of the award winning Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. Mehta’s work has been published in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineNational GeographicTime, and Newsweek. He has written original screenplays for films, including New York, I Love You. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York. Mehta is an Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University.Between the Lines is produced by CinePlay (, which offers a new genre of cinema, inspired by stories from theater. It creates a new viewing experience for audiences and expands the reach of the rich stories contained in theater. CinePlay allows stories from theater to break the constraints of economics, geography, language, and accessibility. It archives iconic plays, allowing for generations to experience unforgettable stories and performances.This program is made possible through major support from the Ford FoundationAdditional support is provided by Con Edison. 

Press contact: Tomoko Kawamoto, / 718 777 6830

MUSEUM INFORMATIONMuseum of the Moving Image ( advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its stunning facilities—acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design—the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.
Wednesday-Thursday10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday10:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Holiday hours: The Museum will be open Monday, October 13 (Columbus Day) and Tuesday, November 11 (Veterans’ Day) 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Film ScreeningsFriday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, and as scheduled. Tickets for regular film screenings are included with paid Museum admission and free for members.
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