Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 11: MEET THE PATELS
Geeta V Patel and Ravi V Patel’s funny look at love and tradition had its world premiere at Hot Docs last year, where it claimed an audience award. Its festival circuit also included DOC NYC, Los Angeles, Traverse City, CNEX Doc, Hamptons, Hot Springs Doc, Citizen Jane, San Diego Asian, Dubai, Sebastopol Doc, Bentonville, Seattle, and Sydney, among others.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Nearing 30, first-generation Indian-American Ravi Patel breaks up with his secret white girlfriend to seek the Indian woman of his parents’ dreams – who should also be named Patel, keeping with tradition. Eliciting the matchmaking skills of his hilarious, unforgettable parents, Ravi – with sister Geeta behind the camera – subjects himself to delightfully awkward blind dates across North America, a bride-hunting trip to India, and even a Patel convention, as he questions if he’s really doing this for himself or for his family.