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Om Puri (b. 1950), the prolific and internationally renowned Indian actor will appear at Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday, August 3, for a conversation about his career moderated by actress and writer Madhur Jaffrey. The tribute program, presented with clips of Puri’s finest performances, will be followed by a preview screening of The Hundred-Hoot Journey, in which he co-stars with Helen Mirren.
Om Puri is one of India’s most celebrated actors. He won his first Indian National Film Award for his performance in Ardh Satya. Since then, he has starred in both mainstream and arthouse Indian films including Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1987), Dharavi (1992), Maachis (1996), and A.K. 47 (2004), as well as international projects such as the critically acclaimed Gandhi (1982), City of Joy (1992), Wolf (1994), Brothers in Trouble (1995), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), East is East (1999), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), and West is West (2010). He recently starred in Don 2 (2011), Farhan Akhtar’s record-breaking Bollywood epic. »
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It was back in January 2014 that it was announced the young, British Attack The Block star, John Boyega would be taking the lead role in the Jesse Owens biopic Race, with filming due to begin this month. Things change quickly in Hollywood, however, and rather than begin principal photography now, Boyega has leapt at the chance to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII – and Stephan James will now replace him in the inspirational Olympic tale.
The Wrap reports that James – star of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival hit Home Again – will now tackle the role of Jesse Owens. The American track and field athlete stunned the world when he finished the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games with four gold medals – despite Hitler’s initial attempt to ban black and Jewish athletes from the competition. The threat of a boycott caused Hitler to publicly soften his stance, and Owens arrived to spectacularly steal the show. »
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