Feature | NR | 97 min


California Theatre, San JoseFri, Mar 7, 2014 7:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Camera 12 - Screen 10Sun, Mar 9, 2014 6:45 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2013
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:United States
United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeffrey Brown
Executive Producer:Emma Thompson
Producer:Jane Charles
Screenwriter:Jeffrey Brown
Patricia McCormick
Joseph Kwong
Music:John McDowell
Cinematographer:Seamus Tierney
Editor:Rick LeCompte
Cast:Gillian Anderson
David Arquette
Seema Biswas
Tillotama Shome
Sushmita Mukherjee


She risked everything for freedom.

Starring Seema Biswas (Midnight Children, Bandit Queen), Tillotama Shome (Monsoon Wedding), Sushmita Mukherjee (King Uncle), Gillian Anderson (X-Files), David Arquette (Scream), and executive produced by Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), director Jeffrey Brown’s adaptation of Patricia McCormick’s National Book Award nominee is a powerful and haunting depiction of the horror faced by millions and the resilience of the human spirit. Twelve-year-old Lakshmi lives in her village in the Himalayas. Although her family is poor, Lakshmi’s joy is infectious. When a monsoon destroys her family’s rice paddy, Lakshmi’s stepfather negotiates a deal to have her work in the city as a domestic servant. Filled with hope and pride for the opportunity to help her family, Lakshmi travels to India, where she learns the unthinkable: she’s been sold into prostitution. Living a nightmare, Lakshmi must summon her courage and strength to endure cruelty and find her way out and back to her life.