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PAAFF Film Club – The Namesake

June 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

PAAFF June 2021 Film Club Graphic - Reads "Come discuss The Namesake - June 19 | 3–4:30 PM EST. Join our Film Club Mailing List at" Photo on right shows two young adults in front of an urban background. The woman on the left is holding an infant child, the man on the right is holding flowers.

After moving from Calcutta to New York, members of the Ganguli family maintain a delicate balancing act between honoring the traditions of their native India and blending into American culture. Although parents Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) are proud of the sacrifices they make to give their offspring opportunities, their son Gogol (Kal Penn) strives to forge his own identity without forgetting his heritage.

You can access The Namesake on Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, or you can rent the film for $3.99 on YouTube. Our June meeting is scheduled for June 19 at 3PM ET/12PM PT. We will send a meeting registration link soon!

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June 19, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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