Mississippi Masala

Mississippi Masala

February 15, 2024
Free screening! Presented with Mixed at Mizzou.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series SHOW ME: Season 3

Years after her ethnic Indian family were expelled from their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina (Sarita Choudhury) and her family now live in Mississippi running a motel. Mina begins a steamy romance with Demetrius (Denzel Washington), a handsome Black carpet cleaner. Their relationship exposes the divide between the Indian and Black communities in this region of Mississippi. Tackling the thorny issues of racism, colorism, and displacement, Mississippi Masala is a sensual and radical celebration of love’s transformative power. This screening will be followed by a community conversation led by Mixed at Mizzou, exploring topics such as interracial relationships, diaspora, and cultural identity.

Please note that FREE tickets for the public will be at the Ragtag Box Office starting Thursday, February 15 at 12PM.

Ragtag Cinema Free Ticket Policy:

No more than four free tickets will be given to one person.

A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime and not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.

Presented By

Director(s): Mira Nair
Starring: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton
Year Released: 1991
Runtime: 118 minutes
Country: United States, United Kingdom
Language(s): English, Swahili, Gujarati
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)