THE LUNCHBOX

| 2014 | 105 mins | | ,
Ritesh Batra

Thursday April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday April 25, 2014 4:00 PM
Sunday April 27, 2014, 7:30 PM


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Ritesh Batra

Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Denzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nakul Vaid, Yashvi Puneet Nagar, Lillete Dubey

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities.

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“While films with this subject matter are often gooey at their core, The Lunchbox offers fully realized, tough-minded characters who just happen to be spicing up their lives with touches of humor and hints of mystery.”

--Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News

"This long-distance love story is comfort food in any language, perfectly agreeable and unlikely to surprise."

---William Gross, Films

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