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A still from "Midnight's Children"
A still from "Midnight's Children" directed by Deepa Mehta





Screening of Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children"
7 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus, Albany
Free and open to the public.

Adapted by Salman Rushdie from his landmark novel and directed by the award-winning filmmaker Deepa Mehta, MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN tells the story of two children who grow up in India during its tumultuous transformation from British colonial rule to independence.

The screening of MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (Canada/UK, 2012, 146 minutes, color), will be held 7 p.m. Friday, February 23, at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

NOTE: The film is being shown in advance of Salman Rushdie's visit to the NYS Writers Institute on Thursday, April 19.

Salman Rushie - European Pressphoto AgencyIn a 2011 Globe and Mail story on the film's production, Rushdie said he was hesitant to write the script: "It's a question of preserving the essence – the heart and soul – of the book, but then making a film rather than adhering slavishly to the book. Maybe I could be more disrespectful to the original than anyone else!'"

The Washington Post praised MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN as “Stunning to watch. Between the colorful textiles and the lush landscapes, the elephants on parade and the stilt walkers, ‘Midnight’s Children’ is a visual treat.” The film earned six major Canadian Screen awards, including Best Motion Picture, Screenplay, and Direction.

For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620.