SAG HARBOR CINEMA to Host a Special Screening of RRR followed by a Q&A with Director S.S. RAJAMOULI and Indian Buffet Provided by SAAZ
SAG HARBOR CINEMA TO HOST A SPECIAL SCREENING OF INDIAN MUSICAL EPIC RRR FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH DIRECTOR S.S. RAJAMOULI AND INDIAN BUFFET PROVIDED BY SAAZ
On January 8th Film at 3pm, Indian Buffet Provided by SAAZ at 6:30pm
Sag Harbor, NY – Sag Harbor Cinema will host a special screening of RRR, the blockbuster Tollywood epic that is captivating American audiences and critics alike. Leading up to the Oscar nominations, the film has already garnered the Best Director Award from the New York Critics Circle, two Golden Globes Nominations and the Best Original Score Award by the LA Film Critics Association. A master of epic action, fantasy, larger than life historical pieces and musicals, the director S.S. Rajamouli will be joining SHC’s Founding Artistic Director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan for a Q&A via Zoom, following the screening.
Saaz, the renowned Indian restaurant in Southampton, is co-sponsoring this special afternoon, with a variation of their famous buffet, offered on the third floor after the screening and Q&A. Tickets can be purchased on the Cinema’s website. Tickets including the buffet will be available for $30.
“A true cinematic rollercoaster with its blend of spectacle, action, comedy, music, heart and irreverence, RRR takes the Hollywood blockbuster to task. S.S. Rajamouli’s explosive creative vision can only be properly experienced on the big screen. I am so excited to be able to share this film with our audience, with Rajamouli joining us to discuss his work. And I am very grateful to Saaz, whose generous contribution will ensure an even more special afternoon,” says Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan.
RRR (which stands for Rise, Roar, Revolt) propels the real life story of two legendary Indian revolutionaries in a fictionalized sensational adventure which brings them together to fight the British colonialists of the 1920s. The Tollywood film will be screened in its original language of Telugu, making it an even rarer experience on the big screen. The action sequences, musical numbers and visual effects are dazzling, not a surprise given that RRR is the most expensive film in Indian history.
Frequently listed as one of 2022’s best films, in an article published by The Irish Times, Donald Clarke called it “one of the year’s unstoppable cultural phenomena.”
John Powers, of NPR, advocates it as a reason to get back to going to movie theaters, saying, “Made by box-office titan S.S. Rajamouli, RRR induces such unabashed giddiness in its audience that Hollywood is witnessing a push to get it nominated for the Oscars. Forget Best International Feature Film, folks are talking Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor. And having seen RRR twice myself, I’m part of the bandwagon.”
Tickets for the screenings will be available for purchase at sagharborcinema.org.
For more information on the film, see details below:
Dir. S.S Rajamouli
India, 2022; 182 mins, in Telugu
RRR is the story of freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju , played by Tollywood stars N.T. Rama Rao and Ram Charan. It centers around the two real-life Indian revolutionaries, their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj. Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.
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About the Sag Harbor Cinema
As a not-for-profit 501(c)3, community-based organization, Sag Harbor Cinema is dedicated to presenting the past, present and future of the Movies and to preserving and educating about films, filmmaking, and the film-going experience in its three state-of-the-art theaters. The Cinema engages its audiences and the community year-round through dialogue, discovery, and appreciation of the moving image – from blockbusters to student shorts and everything in between. Revitalized and reimagined through unprecedented community efforts to rebuild the iconic Main Street structure after a fire nearly destroyed it in 2016, SHC continues a long historic tradition of entertainment in the heart of Sag Harbor Village. SHC Members enjoy discounts on tickets and merchandise and have access to our member-only rooftop lounge, The Green Room.
Saaz Indian Cuisine started in 2014 and serves a traditional authentic North Indian cuisine family recipe with a touch of South Indian flare. Saaz is led by a husband and wife team with a wealth of experience in the restaurant industry.
Saaz offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Southampton, NY. Saaz is a cornerstone in the Southampton community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.