Virtual Opening Night: 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), the virtual screening of Mogul Mowgli will be available for 48 hours from Nov 12, 5:00 PM. Starring Riz Ahmed and marking the debut of Houston native director Bassam Tariq, 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.