Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles: A Greek Brings Holywood & Bollywood Together

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The indian Film festival of Los Angeles opened yesterday at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood with the movie “Cooking with Stella”. The story is about a cook in the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi who had the job for 30 years. Attendees of IFFLA’s opening night included, Dilip Mehta, Kunal Nayyar, and Lisa Ray among others. Until Sunday, which is the closing night of the festival, indie films, Bollywood musicals, revealing documentaries, visually stunning animation, environmental films, and comedies will be featured at the Arclight.

The festival was not founded by an Indian, or an Indian American but by a Greek with love for Indian movies, Christina Marouda. IFFLA is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.