Rushdie in the News

Boy, was my drive into KU exciting today.  With the release of his new book Joseph Anton (which I might have to buy now, even though I hate hardcover books), Salman Rushdie is all over the news.  And then NPR did a story about Asian cinema, and I almost had to pull over, I was so excited.  And they talked about the upcoming release of the film version of Midnight’s Children. By Mira Nair, who made amazing films like The Namesake! Seriously, it is a po-co scholar’s dream come true kind of day!

Anyway, all of this excitement made me want to try to get us all to the movies.  I don’t think the Nair film is an option, but maybe we can try to see Marjane Satrapi’s film version of Chicken With Plums as a class.  NOT required, but just might be fun.  If people are interested, I will see what kind of funding is out there.  The film is an independent film, so it probably won’t be in theaters with much notice or much of a run, but maybe we can try.  Let me know what your thoughts would be.  AGAIN, not a requirement.  Just me thinking about film and getting excited.



  1. lotusgurl · · Reply

    I would love to go see a film as a class!!

    Deepha Mehta who made one of my favorite films Water directed MC.

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