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November 23, 2014

Chicago Premiere

Between the Lines

Film still: Between the Lines


The screening will be followed by Q & A session with actors Nandita Das and Subodh Maskara by K. Sujata, President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women.

Set in contemporary India where educated and affluent couples are caught between modernity and tradition, the CinePlay explores the relationship between a husband (Subodh Maskara) and wife (Nandita Das) who are both lawyers who have been married for ten years. They end up arguing on opposite sides of a criminal trial, resulting in the blurring of their personal and professional lives. The battle in the court starts to impact their relationship at home, and they struggle to find a new balance.

The filmed version, or "CinePlay," of Between the Lines is directed by Ritesh Menon. The screening is organized by India Development Service (IDS) and co-sponsored by Vachikam and Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF).

IDS logo Vachikam logo CSAFF logo

Between the Lines is produced by Chhoti Productions, a boutique production house that tells compelling stories through diverse mediums. CinePlay is a new form that cinematically captures a theater production. It creates a new viewing experience for audiences and expands the reach of stories contained in theatre, by overcoming the constraints of economics, geography, language, and accessibility. Moreover, it archives classic and contemporary plays for posterity.


  • Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 pm
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Tickets for Between the Lines are $20.

Facets membership privileges for free admission are not eligible for this screening. In addition, Groupons and any other passes or discounted tickets will not be accepted for this engagement.

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