Opening Night: Drive-In Screening of Mogul Mowgli presented by Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020
For the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020, Houston Cinema Arts Society features virtual and drive-in screenings of films in addition to live stream performances, interactive experiences, and Q&A and panels. This year, HCAF celebrates "Urbana," inspired by the globally popular Spanish-language genre música Urbana, which has its origin in African and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. For the opening night of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2020 (Nov 12 - Nov 22), there will be the drive-in screening of Mogul Mowgli at the MoonStruck Drive-In at 7:30 PM on Nov 12. Mogul Mowgli tells the compelling story of a British-Pakistani rapper who is struck down by an autoimmune disease, forcing him to grapple with his childhood in the UK and his family’s cultural heritage through visions of his father’s flight from India during the partition of India and Pakistan. The film stars Riz Ahmed and will be attended by Bassam Tariq, the Houston native director, who will offer opening remarks before the drive-in screening.