Filmmaking siblings to present this month’s Art Talk
February 15, 2013
Filmmaker Geeta Patel and her bother, actor Ravi Patel, will give this month’s Art Talk at the Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave., on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The two will discuss their 2012 romantic-comedy documentary "One in a Billion."
The film is a romantic comedy-style documentary about an almost-30-year-old Indian-American man who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams — and his family.
This hilarious, touching story sheds light on the challenges that first generation young people face in love and cultural preservation.
Everyone in Ravi’s family has the last name: Patel. Every Patel has married a Patel — even the Patels in America.
After two years of dating an American girl named Audrey and never telling
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his parents about her, Ravi breaks up and enters a journey to understand what he wants, and how to find love.
Suddenly single and approaching an age when Indian men are expected to be married, he decides to give the Indian matchmaking system a try.
Hear their story during the Art Talk and learn what can happen when you turn the cameras on yourself.
Geeta V. Patel is a former Sundance Institute Directing Fellow and Tribeca TAA Fellow, who also directed the award-winning Sundance/ITVS documentary "Project Kashmir," and is currently the writer/director of a narrative trilogy "Mouse," produced by Grant Hill ("Tree of Life").
Patel’s brother Ravi is most recognized for his work on "Scrubs," "Transformers," "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and on NBC’s "The New Normal."
He is the co-founder of the granola-based snack, This Bar Saves Lives, whose parent organization gives a meal to a starving child in Africa for every bar they sold.
For more information about the Kimball Center Art Talk, visit http://www.kimballartcenter.com.
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