St. James Immigrant Assistance invites you to a showing of The Namesake (PG-13).
The experiences of immigrants and their American-born children are depicted in this film directed by Mira Nair. A recently wed couple, in an arranged marriage, leaves Kolkata, India for New York, where they settle and raise a family. While the focus is on their son’s cross-cultural experiences and exploration of his Indian heritage, it also shows their difficulties accepting Western perspectives on dating, marriage and love.
There will be a brief discussion after the film. The Cathedral will provide popcorn and drinks. Consider bringing food to share, pot-luck style. We encourage local, organic, sustainably-grown, home-made food or offerings with minimal packaging.