When Kiran Met Karen premiere to be held in Philadelphia


Mumbai: When Kiran Met Karen will have its world premiere at the 2008 Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Written, produced and directed by Manan Singh Katohora, the film explores the controversial theme of lesbianism, encapsulated by the canvas of South Asian conservatism, lifestyle and existence.

When Kiran Met Karen stars Samrat Chakrabarti, Chriselle Almeida, Kelli Holsopple, Manish Dayal, Shetal Shah, Iggy Ignatius, and Emmy-nominated Tirlok Malik. Members of the crew include production manager Hiral Shah, art director Tushar Unadkat, acclaimed editor Matt Thomas and cinematographer Punit Chhabra. The film also features music by Deadbeat Darling and Katherine Almeida.

"It is absolutely amazing how this movie has come together after two years of hard work and perseverance," said Katohora, "I’m thrilled that we were able to put together such a talented cast and crew, and create a quality film.  I’m just disappointed that there are not enough movies out there that showcase the honest exploration of a female’s sexuality."

The movie will have its world premiere on the directors’ fortnight, 12 July at 9:30, followed by a second screening on 13 July.  Both screenings will be at Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia.