THE PROBLEM WITH APU

Showtimes

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 7:30 PM | IFC Center
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RUSH tickets only. Any available tickets will be released to the rush line at the theater approximately 10 minutes prior to the screening. Rush lines begin forming at the theater one hour prior to showtime.
Expected to Attend: Director/Producer Michael Melamedoff, creator/writer Hari Kondabolu, special guests Whoopi Goldberg, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Aparna Nancherla,

WORLD PREMIERE Hari Kondabolu has had a nemesis for nearly his entire life, someone who has plagued the stand-up comedian since he was a child, subjecting him to ridicule and racist comments: Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, better known as the Indian owner of the Kwik-E-Mart on The Simpsons. For Hari, Apu represents an outdated and offensive South Asian stereotype, made worse by being voiced by a white man, Hank Azaria. Hari sets out on a comedic quest to confront Azaria and make sense of the long-lasting cultural impact of his troublesome character.

 This screening is followed by an extended conversation moderated by Aisha Harris, Slate 

 

Section:

Centerstage

Themes:

Director: Michael Melamedoff
Producer: producers Michael Melamedoff, Michael J. Cargill, executive producers Michele Armour, Isaac Horne, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, Hari Kondabolu
Cinematographer: Lara Aquel
Editor: Rebecca Beluk, Kristen Huntley
Running Time: 49
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2017