The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival to be held from January 24-February 3 will screen a host of Indian films. Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur has been selected for Competition section. Manjeet Singh’s Mumbai Cha Raja and Suman Ghosh’s Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights will be screened in Pan Asia section.
Blood Brother (India, USA) by Steve Hoover will compete in Documentary section. It chronicles the story of a man-dissatisfied with his life in America-who decides to move to India and restart his life among children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV.
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das by Jeremy Frindel will be showcased under Cinesonic section. The film tells the story of Jeffrey Kagel who sold all of his possessions and moved from suburban Long Island halfway across the world to India, where he studied under Neem Karoli Baba. He later emerged as Krishna Das and became a world-renowned chant master and spiritual leader, helping to bring what he had learned to the West.